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The Manitoba Club was founded on 16 July 1874 at a meeting held at the St. James restaurant in Winnipeg. Attending the meeting were several prominent Manitoba businessman: A. G. B. Bannatyne, Henry T. Champion, W. Gouin, Gilbert McMicken, J. A. N. Provencher, C. W. Radiger, Joseph Royal, W. Osborne Smith, Major Taschereau, and W. B. Taylor. The Club was the first of its kind in western Canada.

Presidents

Period

President

1874-1875

William Osborne Smith (1831-1887)

1875-1879

Andrew Graham Ballenden Bannatyne (1829-1889)

1879-1880

J. R. Rowan

1880-1881

John Farquhar Bain (1849-1905)

1881-1884

Charles John Brydges (1827-1889)

1885

G. B. Spencer

1886-1887

C. R. Hoare

1888-1890

John Farquhar Bain (1849-1905)

1891-1895

William Bain Scarth (1837-1902)

1896-1899

Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929)

1900-1902

Albert Clements Killam (1849-1908)

1903

Frederick William Stobart (1859-1935)

1904-1909

Duncan Wendell McDermid (1858-1909)

1909-1912

Montague Aldous (1850-1946)

1913-1915

W. O. Nares

1916-1922

George William Allan (1860-1940)

1923-1924

William J. Christie (1858-1942)

1925-1928

Edward Hamilton Macklin (1863-1946)

1929-1930

Stephen Elswood Richards (1878-1950)

1931-1932

George William Northwood (1877-1959)

1933-1934

K. L. Patton

1935-1936

Humphry Ringler Drummond-Hay (1886-1965)

1937-1938

Edwin Godfrey Phipps Baker (1885-1963)

1939-1940

Hugh James Hickey (1868-1947)

1941-1942

Cecil S. Gunn

1943-1944

J. Herbert Riley

1945-1946

John Alexander Gunn (1878-?)

1947

A. C. Reid

1948-1950

Fred James Manning (1885-1966)

1951-1952

John Douglas Ruttan (1889-1973)

1953-1954

John Draper Perrin (1890-1967)

1955-1957

Charles A. Campbell (?-1972)

1958-1959

Dr. H. D. Kitchen

1960

James Douglas Bulgin (1901-1980)

1961-1962

H. B. McLeod

1963-1964

Herbert Henry Gatenby Moody (1903-1991)

1965-1966

C. E. Atchison

1967

W. S. Sparrow

1968

Norman James Alexander (1914-2004)

1969

Thomas Bruce Ross (1904-2001)

1970-1971

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

1972

Henry Benning Monk (1909-1996)

1973-1974

W. J. A. Bulman

1975-1976

Gerald S. Swindell (c1915-2003)

1977

Alan Edmund Tarr (1913-1995)

1978-1979

J. T. Ellis

1980-1981

D. P. Leaney

1982-1983

D. A. Dever

1984

R. M. Chipman

1985

J. R. F. Taylor QC

1986

William M. “Bill” Young (1927-2013)

1987

Ronald A. “Sam” Fabro

1988

Delmore C. W. “Del” Crewson (1942-2017)

1989

C. W. Miller

1990

W. Brown

1991

M. D. Rattray

1992

William Bruce “Bill” Parrish

1993

Lawrie O. Pollard

1994

L. R. McGinnis

1995

F. T. Gould

1996

R. H. Vandewater

1997

G. B. Webster

1998

H. R. Scrivener

1999

B. A. Robinson

2000

T. I. Bartman

2001

G. A. Horne

2002-2003

R. H. May

2004

Donald H. Comack

2005

R. W. Cunningham

2006

Mrs. D. A. Brotchie

2007

Dr. J. L. Gray

2008

A. R. Robinson

2009

R. W. Low

2010

B. D. Norrie

2011

R. G. Darling

2012

R. J. Kennedy

Honorary Life Members

Year of
Membership

Life Members

1897

Charles Napier Bell (1854-1936)
William Martin (1856-1932)

1900

Francis White “Frank” Peters (1860-1933)
George Montegu Black (1875-1959)
Isaac Pitblado (1867-1964)

1903

Hugh Phillipps (1875-1963)

1904

E. C. Ryan

1905

Albert Livingstone Crossin (1868-1956)
F. W. S. Crispo
Conrad Stephenson Riley (1875-1960)

1908

Frederick Maxwell Burbidge (1881-1967)

1909

Edward Anderson (1867-1955)
James Bowes Coyne (1878-1965)

1910

Edwin Henry Bennest (1875-1971)
George William Northwood (1877-1959)
Charles Frederick Pentland (1880-1963)

1912

William Donald Love (1877-1956)
John Percival “Price” Montague (1882-1966)

1913

Henry Platt Grundy (1874-1956)

1914

John Alexander Gunn (1878-1960)
Humphry Ringler Drummond-Hay (1886-1965)
J. MacGregor

1915

William Arthur Murphy (1884-1968)

1916

Robert John Gourley (1878-1976)

1917

Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)
Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983)

1918

Harry Crowson Ashdown (1885-1971)

1919

Samuel Lawrence Cork (1877-1971)
Harold James Riley (1887-1975)

1920

Allan Bremner Kelly (1885-1976)

1921

H. E. W. Phair

1922

Harold Stuart Hanson (1891-1984)

1923

Gordon Samuel Fahrni (1887-1995)

1924

N. C. Carmichael MD
Richard Lippincott Denison (1889-1980)
S. Gamble
T. C. Greenman
John Alexander MacAulay (1892-1978)
H. A. V. Green
C. I. Hall
F. P. Heffelfinger
Stewart Augustus Searle (1897-1977)

1926

P. A. Chester

1927

H. Ford

1928

J. H. Crang

1930

Malcolm Rutherford MacCharles (1894-1991)
Paul Clark Nanton (1904-1992)

1932

S. Thornton

1933

J. S. McMahon
Roy Wilfred Milner (1892-1986)

1935

George Eric Tritschler (1901-1993)

1936

Ernest Hutchison Moncrieff (1909-2000)
Paul Henric Thorbjorn Thorlakson (1895-1989)

1937

Ralph S. Misener (?-?)

1940

F. J. Caine

1941

A. W. Klieforth

1943

P. S. Bower
Peter Duncan Curry (1912-1996)
William Donald Hurst (1908-2000)
Augustus Searle Leach (1909-1993)
D. Sprague

1944

Robert E. “Bob” Moore (1909-1995)

1945

Henry Benning Monk (1909-1996)

1946

Herbert Henry Gatenby Moody (1903-1991)

1947

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)
Thomas Bruce Ross (1904-2001)

1949

H. B. McLeod

1956

Alan Edmund Tarr (1913-1995)
N. J. Alexander
C. E. Atchison
J. T. Ellis
Gerald S. Swindell (c1915-2003)

See Also

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Club (Broadway, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McDermot’s Corners / Bodega Hotel / O’Connor Hotel / Farmer Building / Victory Building (333 Main Street, Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Club, 100 Years: 1874-1974 by Mary Lile Benham

Sources:

120 Years at the Manitoba Club: 1874-1994, Winnipeg: Manitoba Club, 1994.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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