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Memorable Manitobans: Willis “Will” Richard (1943-2014)

Architect.

Born at Bismarck, North Dakota in 1943, he lived on the family farm until the age of 12, when his father died, so the family moved to Bismarck where he graduated from high school. After receiving a degree in Architecture from the University of North Dakota in 1967, he was drafted into the US Army and served from 1968 to 1970 in Europe. After his military discharge, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work as an architect for three large development companies. In 1975, he moved to Winnipeg to work for the Qualico Development Company. He later started his own architectural firm that specialized in residential design, especially of infill housing. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 2014.

We thank Doug Chapman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2020

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