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Memorable Manitobans: K. Bruce MacMillan (1924-2014)

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Born at Winnipeg on 5 April 1924, only son of Louis Henry MacMillan (c1896-1969) and Annetta MacMillan, his early years were spent in eastern Canada where his father worked for Western Canada Flour Mills at Halifax, St. John, and Toronto. During the Second World War, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force after which he attended Queen’s University (Kingston) and graduated with a BA degree. In 1949, he joined the grain firm of James Richardson and Sons, working at its Toronto office and at Seaforth, Ontario. He was transferred back to the Winnipeg headquarters in 1965, rising to become President of Pioneer Grain and, in 1988, Chairman of Pioneer Grain and Seaforth Feeds. He was Chairman of the Canada Grains Council and Board Chairman of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. He was a member of the Lakewood Country Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Winnipeg Winter Club. He died at Winnipeg on 8 October 2014.

Sources:

Obituary [Louis Henry MacMillan], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1969, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2014

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