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Memorable Manitobans: William Douglas “Doug” McBride (1924-2003)

Publisher, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg in 1924, eldest child of Melville Sparling McBride (1892-1933) and Helen Winnifred Holmes (1894-1975), in adulthood he moved to The Pas where he was the publisher of The Pas Herald. In 1963, he was appointed to the board of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He also served as Mayor of The Pas (1975-1978). On 9 February 1949, he married Regina Georgina Koczka (?-?) at Flin Flon. He died at Penticton, British Columbia in August 2003.


Death registration [Melville S. McBride], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“M. S. McBride, govt. employe, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 September 1933, page 3.

“Engagements,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 January 1949, page 16.

Obituary [Helen Winnifred McBride], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1975, page 21.

William Douglas McBride, Geni.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 June 2019

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