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Memorable Manitobans: Roderick McLeod “Roddy” Flett (1873-1927)

Athlete, railwayman.

Born at Kildonan, Manitoba on 26 January 1873, brother of Magnus Flett, he was described as one of Winnipeg’s best all-around athletes, being proficient in many sports. He was especially noteworthy as a player with the Victoria Hockey Club. At the time of his death he was General Manager of the hotel, dining car and Pullman departments of the Canadian National Railways. He died while golfing at the St. Charles Country Club on 30 June 1927 and was buried in Old Kildonan Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Many attend funeral of Roderick Flett” Newspaper clipping dated 5 July 1927. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Page revised: 27 December 2009

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