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Memorable Manitobans: Archie Reuben Pippy (1891-1968)

Optometrist.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 21 August 1891, son of Levi Pippy and Jessie Moulton, he was working as an optometrist in Toronto when he married Sarah Jemima Macklem on 18 September 1915. They eventually had four children: Murphy G. Pippy, Bruce D. Pippy, Norma Pippy (wife of D. C. Moore), and Joan Pippy (wife of W. C. S. Graham).

In early 1917, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War. After returning from overseas, he moved to Winnipeg where he practiced as an optometrist for 45 years, retiring in 1966. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists in 1929. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, the Masons (Assiniboine Lodge No. 114), the Lions Club, and the Southwood Golf Club.

He died suddenly at Los Alamitos, California on 10 March 1968. His body was returned to Winnipeg for interment in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Attestation Papers, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1968, page 41.

Profile prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2012

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