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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Mossop (1908-1973)

Banker, naturalist.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 March 1908, he worked as Manager of the CBRT Credit Union for some 10 years. An avid ornithologist, known for his uncanny ability to imitate bird songs, he served as President of the Natural History Society of Manitoba (1944-1946) and for 15 years wrote the column “Chickadee Notes” for the Winnipeg Free Press. In 1970 he was given an MHS Centennial Medal “for his part in specific contributions to teaching young and old about birds and projects relating to saving bird life.” He died at Winnipeg on 26 May 1973 and was buried in St. Vital Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1973, page 31.

“Harold Mossop,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1973, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2013

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