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Memorable Manitobans: Arbuckle Jardine (1856-1932)

Business executive.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 17 September 1856, he came to Winnipeg in the early 1880s and worked in the brokerage and insurance firm of Carruthers and Brock. Ten years later, he co-founded with Jeffry H. Brock the Great-West Life Assurance Company and opened its first office in Winnipeg. He served as Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the firm until retirement in 1927. He and wife Maria McKibbin (1858-1930) had two children: Roy Alan Jardine (1890-?) and Nora Margaret Jardine (1892-?, wife of George Douglas Haddow). He moved to Penticton, British Columbia in 1927 and died there on 27 March 1932. He was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jardine House (115 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Maria Jardine], Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1930, page 20.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Dies at coast,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 March 1932, page 3.

“A. Jardine, city pioneer, dead at Penticton,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 March 1932, page 16.

“Arbukcle Jardine leaves an estate of $26,227,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1932, page 3.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2020

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