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Memorable Manitobans: John Raymond “Jack” Hignell (1930-2015)

Printer.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 September 1930, son of Victor Russell Hignell (1900-1985) and Grace Anstey (1898-1971), he attended Gordon Bell High School, United College (BA), and the University of Manitoba. He was President of Hignell Printing until its sale in 1988. Active in the community, he was President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1981-1982), Rotary Club of Winnipeg West, Probus, and the Canadian Institute of Management. He served for 12 years as Honorary British Consul in Winnipeg and, in 1996, was inducted into the Order of the British Empire. He died at Winnipeg on 11 April 2015.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crescent Creamery Building / Hignell Printing Building (488 Burnell Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Marriage registration [Victor Russell Hignell, Grace Anstey], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Grace Hignell], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 1971, page 38.

Obituary [Victor Russell Hignell], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1985, page 50.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2015.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 June 2022

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