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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Henry Hooper (1885-1969)

Editor, civil servant, municipal official.

Born at Cardiff, Wales on 9 April 1885, son of Horatio Hooper and Vanda Spiridion, he came to Canada in 1908 and attended Queen's University before moving to Ottawa, Ontario where he worked as an engineer in the Department of Railway and Canals and later as an editor of the Labour Gazette for several years. In 1923, he moved to St. James where he was Associate Editor of the Winnipeg Tribune for 17 years, after which he was an industrial disputes conciliator for the federal Department of Labour until retirement in 1955. Active in municipal affairs, he was Reeve of Rural Municipality of St. James (1933-1937), Chairman of the St. James School Board, and Chairman of the St. James Airport Commission. He and wife Elizabeth Emma Clarke (1884-1980) had two children: Grace Hooper (wife of W. Keith Elliott) and Ronald H. C. Hooper (1920-2005). He moved to Richmond, British Columbia in 1967 and died there on 8 February 1969.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1969, page 23.

Obituary [Elizabeth Emma Hooper], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1980, page 74.

Obituary [Ronald H. C. Hooper], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2019

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