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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Warren “Doug” Ritchie (c1923-1975)


He attended United College and, during the Second World War, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In the early 1960s, he moved to Churchill and worked in various jobs relating to the rocket range. He was the first founding manager of CHGH, a community-owned radio and television station in Churchill, from 1965 to 1969. He was later the Resident Administrator for the Local Government District of Churchill (1970-1973), after which he moved to Winnipeg to be a public relations manager for Transair. He was a member of the Caterpillar Club, Royal Canadian Legion (Churchill Branch), Winnipeg Press Club, Charleswood Lions Club, and at one time played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was a founding director for the Manitoba Aviation Council. He died at his Winnipeg home, 19F-1975 Corydon Avenue, on 6 February 1975.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Port Staff House / Television Station CHGH (Polar Bear Honor Street, Churchill)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1975, page 33.

“Douglas Ritchie,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1975, page 17.

Churchill, North of 58° ... Through the Years by Churchill Ladies Club, 2002, pages 154-156.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2020

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