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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Faessler (?-1972)

Grain executive.

Born in Switzerland, he immigrated to Canada and was travelling aboard a train bound for Rosetown, Saskatchewan, intending to settle there. A Swiss cook on the train advised him to stop at Brandon where he became employed by the grain company of Parrish & Lindsay, precursor to Parrish & Heimbecker. He rose through the company, eventually serving as its Vice-President (1951-?). On 12 May 1956, he married Margaret Esther Waugh (1908-1991), daughter of R. D. Waugh, at Winnipeg. They lived at Toronto, Ontario where he died on 31 May 1972.

Sources:

“Faessler - Waugh,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1956, page 24.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1972, page 18.

Grain: The Entrepreneurs by Charles W. Anderson, Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer Publishing, 1991.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 September 2016

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