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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Charles Scrivener (1883-1969)

Store manager.

Born at Reading, England in 1883, he came to Canada as a small boy and grew up at Toronto, Ontario. He began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway and, in 1906, he joined the T. Eaton Company. He was sent to Winnipeg to assist in the construction of the Eatons store there, and retired in 1948 as store’s Superintendent. He was a President of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, a board member for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and an advisory board member for the Salvation Army and the Middlechurch Home. He was a member of the St. John’s Ambulance, St. George’s Society, Winnipeg Winter Club, Motor Country Club, Jockey Club, and St. George’s Anglican Church. He and wife Mary Carrie Monica ? (?-1957) had a son, Graham Bernard Scrivener (1907-1987). He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 10 April 1969 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1969, page 37.

“Mrs. B. C. Scrivener dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1957, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2020

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