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Memorable Manitobans: Neil Stuart Wither (1935-2014)

Businessman.

Born at Winnipeg on 31 January 1935, he was educated at Isaac Brock School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. He worked with the Suzuki Brothers construction firm then, in 1952, went to the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and eventually became a construction supervisor for the federal government. In 1956, he became Superintendent of Red River Construction, buying the company in 1964 and remaining a Director until 2010. He served as President of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, a member of the Board for the Western Canadian Roadbuilders Association, Chairman of the Canadian Construction Association (1981), and Chairman of the Manitoba Housing Corporation (1996-1999). He was also Board Chairman of Knox United Church (1968), President of the Southwood Golf and Country Club (1973-1974), Master of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge (1975), President of the Arabian Horse Guard of the Shriners (1986), and President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (1995-1996). He died at Winnipeg on 19 July 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2014

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