Memorable Manitobans: Moray MacDougall Sinclair (1900-1964)
Businessman, actor, director.
Born at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on 21 February 1900, son of Charles Cuthbert Sinclair and Islay Mary Colcleugh, he attended the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario then, in 1920, was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He left the force in 1923 to work in advertising and public relations, including 20 years with the T. Eaton Company, until his retirement.
He and wife Madeline ? had three children: Colin E. Sinclair, Mary Judith Sinclair, and Donald Sinclair. Active with the Winnipeg Little Theatre and CBC Radio, he was an actor and director in numerous productions. Suffering from Parkinson’s disease, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1963 and died there on 27 January 1964.
Death registration [Moray MacDougall Sinclair], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“Actor from Winnipeg dies at 63,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1964, page 5.
“Moray Sinclair, 63, dies in Vancouver,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 January 1964.
“Veteran actor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1964, page 23.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 June 2023