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Memorable Manitobans: Frank van Ginkel (1926-2002)

Contractor.

Born at Eindehoven, Netherlands on 20 February 1926, he immigrated to Winnipeg in 1953. He founded Trident Construction Limited and was an active member of the construction industry serving as President of the Winnipeg Builders Exchange, as a board member of the Canadian Construction Association, and as a member of the Manitoba Labour Board and Carleton Club (President). He enjoyed travelling, the family cottage, and playing cards. He died at Winnipeg on 8 February 2002 and was interred in the Assumption Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Golden Gate School

330 Bruce Avenue, Winnipeg

1959

 

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2020

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