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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Caffyn Baxter (1922-2003)

Real estate developer.

Born at Winnipeg on 6 May 1922, he received a Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba then worked in the company established by his father, Baxter Signs Limited, before going into real estate development. In 1958, he formed R. C. Baxter Limited and later, The Baxter Group, and developed properties across Canada and in California including Evergreen Place in Winnipeg, Calgary Market Mall, and Coal Harbour in Vancouver.

He was a founding member and past President of the West Winnipeg Rotary Club, former Chair of the Manitoba Export Commission, and past President of the International Council of Shopping Centres. He served for several years on the board of the National Theatre School and the Vancouver Playhouse.

He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1971 where he died on 7 March 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 2003.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2014

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