Memorable Manitobans: Robert Stephenson McCordick (1886-1968)
Born at Ballboy, County Leitrim, Ireland in 1886, he was educated at Whiterock School and Belfast Technical Institute. He began a 41-year career with the Eaton's department store chain in 1912, and served as supervisor of Alberta stores (1929-1935), General Manager of Winnipeg and western division operations (1935-?), director (1936-?), and Vice-President (1942-1953). He retired in February 1953. He was married twice, first on 15 September 1913 to Alice Pearl Winnifred Copeland (1888-1959) at Winnipeg and second to Theresa Simonne Perron (?-1993). He had no children and lived at 1106 Wellington Crescent. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, Manitoba Jockey Club, Masons, Khartum Shriners, and Royal Order of Jesters. He died at Winnipeg on 14 January 1968 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery. His honorary pallbearers were D. S. McGiverin, Alfred Rea Tucker, W. H. Milner, R. B. T. Whitbread, G. N. Hargreaves, N. J. D'Arcy, M. Mungeon, William Lawrence Palk, R. D. MacLean, H. A. Steele, B. C. Sutherland, F. McKinney, C. A. Campbell, Dr. N. C. Carmichael, Hugh McNeill, F. B. Walls, Roy Milner, and R. M. Pinfold.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Alice Pearl McCordick], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1959, page 22.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1968, page 29.
“Former Eaton V-P dies at 81,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1968, page 7.
Obituary [Theresa Simonne McCordick], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 1993, page 35.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 October 2020