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Memorable Manitobans: Percival Lewis Ossington Denison (1900-1972)


Born at Rossland, British Columbia on 7 January 1900, cousin of A. L. Denison, he came to Winnipeg at the age of 4 years where he was educated. For several years he worked with Canadian Northern Railway, the Canadian National, then two years in the tariff bureau of the Canadian Pacific Railway before returning to the local freight office of the Canadian Northern at Winnipeg. He joined the National Cartage and Storage Company as pool car manager. In 1930 he was appointed traffic manager then, in 1934, to General Manager. He later became Vice-President of the firm. He was also President of the Union Station Baggage Transfer Company. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade and Winnipeg Gun Club. He died at Winnipeg on 15 October 1972.


“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1972, page 31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2020

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