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Memorable Manitobans: William Loree (1879-?)

Bank manager.

Born in southern Manitoba on 26 December 1879, he was educated at local public schools then commenced a career with the Bank of Hamilton, serving at Carman from 1898 to 1902. After spending four years at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he came to Winnipeg in 1907 as Western Bank Inspector, becoming Manager of the Winnipeg branch in 1910. He was a Director of the Hudson’s Bay Insurance Company (Vancouver, BC). In 1903, he married Katherine E. McCormick at Carman and they had two daughters. He was a member of the Commercial Club, AF & AM, IOOF, Knights of Pythias, and Methodist Church. In 1911, he lived at 143 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg.


“William Loree, Manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1910, page 5.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2016

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