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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Charles “Charlie” Goucher (1907-1979)

Police officer.

Born at Brandon on 28 January 1907, son of Archibald Goucher and Christine Anderson, he became a constable with the Brandon police in October 1929 and, other than a five-year stint in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, remained there until retirement in September 1970. He was promoted to Sergeant (1946) and Deputy Chief (1963) before serving as the Police Chief of Brandon (1963-1970). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 19 March 1979 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Former chief dead at 72,” Brandon Sun, 20 March 1979, page 1.

We thank Sandy Jasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2015

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