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Memorable Manitobans: William Charles “Chuck” Lee (1936-2002)

Business executive.

Born at Wadena, Saskatchewan in 1936, son of William and Winnifred Lee, he attended one-room schools school in Algrove and Archerville, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a BSc degree in Civil Engineering (1960). He worked for Western Cassions until 1972 then joined Nelson River Construction, where he became President and General Manager. During his professional life, he served on many boards including the Health Sciences Centre, Canadian Construction Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Western Canada Road Builders, and the Winnipeg Chapter of Toastmasters. He enjoyed bridge, golf, sailing, as well as snooker and cribbage. He died at Winnipeg on 15 June 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 18 December 2016

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