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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Rodney “Rod” Goodwin (1903-1984)


Born at Elkhorn on 5 April 1903, one of four children of Dr. Robert Goodwin and Clara Wilmot Buckingham, he was educated at the University of Manitoba (BA 1924) and the Manitoba Law School (Bachelor of Laws 1928). He practiced law until 1935 when he was appointed Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent, a position he held until 1941 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as Adjutant of the Commonwealth Air Training School at Rivers. After his military discharge, he formed the law firm of Monk, Goodwin and Company. In 1964, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He was a member of the Winnipeg Kinsman Club, Niakwa Country Club, and Manitoba Club. He died at Winnipeg on 20 November 1984.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1984, page 49.

We thank Robert Goodwin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2018

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