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Memorable Manitobans: Ralph Scott Misener (c1909-1997)

Businessman.

In November 1960, along with Lloyd Moffat and a group of eight businessmen, he started Winnipeg’s first privately owned television station, CJAY-TV (now CTV Winnipeg). He twice served as President of the Winnipeg Football Club, was Chancellor of Brock University, President of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and President of the Dominion Marine Association. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Club and a member of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, Khartum Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters, Winnipeg Lions Club, and Royal Commonwealth Board of the Blind. In recognition of his community service, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award (1961) and he was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame (1985). He died at St. Catharines, Ontario on 16 February 1997 and was buried at Sarnia.

Sources:

“Eleven Manitobans and radio-TV station to be honored,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1961.

Ralph Misener, Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2020

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