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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Hamilton Parkhill (1931-2002)

Businessman, city councilor.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 April 1931, son of Roy Hamilton Parkhill (?-1971) and Edith Isabel Parkhill (1899-1979), grandson of John Hamilton Parkhill, he attended Tuxedo School, St. John’s Ravenscourt, United College, University of Manitoba, and the Banff School of Advanced Management. He won 11 gold medals at Northwest International Rowing Regattas and also received numerous squash titles. He was the General Manager of Parkhill Bedding, and an investment advisor with Richardson-Greenshields and RBC Dominion Securities, retiring in 1999. He was City Councilor for Tuxedo (1971-1977) and served on many city committees and advisory boards, as well as the Zoological Society and Rainbow Stage. He received a City of Winnipeg Community Service Award. He loved the Lake of the Woods area and was Past Commodore of the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club. He died accidently at Kenora, Ontario on 14 September 2002 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Roy Hamilton Parkhill], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1971, page 35.

“Ex-city councillor’s body found in Lake of the Woods,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2002, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2020

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