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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Alexander “Dick” Stacpoole (1868-1948)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Brentwood, Essex, England on 17 January 1868, son of Frank Alexander Stacpoole and Mary J. Burnett, he was educated at the Merchant Tailors School, England. He came to Manitoba in 1886, homestead for a time near Glenboro then articled in law with T. L. Metcalfe at Winnipeg. He was subsequently called to the Manitoba Bar and practiced with the firm of Metcalfe, Sharpe, Elliott and Stacpoole. In 1924, he was elevated to the Bench of the County Court of the Eastern Judicial District of Manitoba.

He was married twice, on 11 July 1910 to Phyllis Gwendolin Forder (1890-1918) with whom he had two children: Barbara Helen Rose Stacpoole (1911-2010, wife of Ted Hill) and Hugh Charles Walter Forder Stacpoole (?-?). His second wife was Isabella Murray (1890-1945). He was a member of the AF & AM and St. George’s Anglican Church.

He died at Winnipeg on 26 December 1948 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stacpoole School No. 2236 (RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Netley School No. 538 (RM of Rockwood)


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Judge Stacpoole dies following long illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1948.

Obituary [Barbara Helen Rose Hill], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 2010.

We thank Susan Bracken for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2019

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