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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Cook Shepherd (1874-1942)

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Peter Cook Shepherd
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Businessman, community activist.

Born at Perth, Scotland on 3 December 1874, he came to Manitoba as a child and settled with his family at Deloraine. He was educated at Deloraine School and, as a young man, went to Saskatoon where he became manager of the London and Canada Mortage Company. In 1909, he came to Winnipeg as manager of the same company and later became manager of the Montreal Trust Company. In retirement, he was a director of the Netherlands Mortgage Company and Northern Mortgage Company. Active in the work of the Community Chest, he served as a member of its advisory board and Treasurer. He took an active interest in the Knowles Home for Boys and Lakeside Fresh Air Camp. He was a member of Westminster United Church, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Masons (Assiniboine Lodge No. 114). He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 2 July 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Anna Dowler Shepherd (?-1957).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shepherd House (124 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“P. C. Shepherd, former Chest official, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1942, page 13.

“Estate benefits hospitals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1957, page 37.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2020

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