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Memorable Manitobans: Gerald S. Swindell (c1915-2003)


Born at Grenfell, Saskatchewan, he spent most of his life at Winnipeg where he graduated from the University of Manitoba and spent his entire business career with Wood Gundy, joining the firm in 1938 and retiring as a Vice President and Director in 1974. During the Second World War he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was an active and enthusiastic member of the Manitoba Club and served as its President in 1975 and 1976. He was also the Chairman of the Board of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange from 1969 to 1972 and was active throughout his business career with a number of charitable organizations. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 17 July 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 2003.

“They will never be forgotten”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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