Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Ruddock Neely (1892-1974)
Banker, muncipal official.
Born at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on 8 May 1892, son of Clara Margret Neely, as a young man he joined the Canadian Bank of Commerce and served at branches in Saskatchewan, Calgary, and Winnipeg. During the First World War, he served with the Fort Garry Horse. Returning to Manitoba after the war, he was appointed manager of the bank at The Pas and served until 1928 when he resigned to become the business manager for Carlton Sherritt, discoverer of the Sherridon property of the Sherritt-Gordon Mines. On 12 May 1925, he married Roxie Belle Moors (1896-1988) of Sanford. They had no children. He was the Mayor of The Pas (1933-1937), Manager of Sherridon, and Administrator of Lynn Lake (1960-1961), in the latter case planning and organizing the new town and serving as liaison between the company, town, and provincial government. He retired in 1964 and moved to Winnipeg, where he died on 10 January 1974 and was buried in the Sanford Cemetery.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1974, page 16.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Ralph McLean for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 May 2018
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