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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Benedict Cropo (1925-1998)

Funeral chapel operator.

Born at Winnipeg on 10 August 1925, he was educated at Holy Ghost Parochial School after which he worked with his father until 1957 when he opened the Cropo Funeral Chapel on Main Street. He was named by Pope John Paul II to the Knighthood of Saint Gregory the Great. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. John Cantius Fraternal Aid Society, the St. Joseph’s Men’s Club, and the Sokol Association. He died at Winnipeg on 15 April 1998 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1998.

“They are gone, but not forgotten”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1998, page A4.

Page revised: 25 October 2009

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