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Memorable Manitobans: Evan McCormick (1909-1993)

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Born at Vankleek Hill, Ontario in 1909, son of Charles McCormick and Alice Spratte, his education and early business experience occurred at Montreal. After spending five years at Ottawa, Ontario as Dominion Field Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of Canada, he returned to Montreal as Field Service Manager of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In 1952, he came to Winnipeg as General Manager of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, serving until retirement in 1975. He was married twice, first in 1946 to Patricia O’Kelly (?-1972) in Winnipeg, with whom he had four children, and second to Violet Lowe Birch (1923-1983). He was active in Boy Scouts for more than 65 years. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1975) and received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He died at his Winnipeg residence on 22 May 1993 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary [Patricia McCormick], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1972, page 33.

Obituary [Violet McCormick], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1983, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 1993, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2018

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