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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Secord Love (1899-1940)

Grain executive.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 25 March 1899, son of James Love and Grace Alvira McLennan, he came to Winnipeg at an early age and attended Mulvey School and Kelvin High School. In 1917, he enlisted with the Cycle Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas until his military discharge in 1919. After returning to Winnipeg, he worked for the Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers Limited before establishing the Roy Love Grain Company in 1926. On 25 August 1923, he married Mabel Jean Leighton at Winnipeg and they had two daughters. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Shriners, and Westminster United Church. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home, 122 Grenfell Boulevard, on 16 May 1940 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Roy S. Love, grain man, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1940, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2017

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