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Memorable Manitobans: A. Rolph Huband (1929-2016)


Born at Chesley, Ontario on 20 July 1929, son of Rev. Allen Richard Huband (1903-1993) and Mildred Frances Morden (1904-2007), brother of Charles Richard Huband, he graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1955. He joined the Hudson’s Bay Company soon afterward, spending 37 years with the firm and retiring in 1993 as Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. In 1994, he facilitated the transfer of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives from London, England to the care of the Manitoba government. He was the founding Chair of Canada’s National History Society, a director of the Hudson’s Bay Foundation, and a board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In recognition of his contributions to Canadian history, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (2004). He died at Oakville, Ontario on 20 November 2016.


Obituary [Allen Richard Huband], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1993, page 49.

Obituary [Mildred Frances Huband], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 2007.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2016.

“Manitoba offers condolences on the passing of A. Rolph Huband,” Manitoba News Release, 23 November 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2022

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