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Memorable Manitobans: Claude Bruce Main (1914-2005)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 29 January 1914, the fifth child of Scottish immigrants David and Dolina Main, he first worked for Hudson Bay Wholesale in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, later working 25 years North Star Oil / Shell Canada and retiring in 1977 as Senior Public Affairs Representative for Western Canada. Through his work with the Kinsmen and Lions Clubs he was instrumental in building Lions Manor in Winnipeg. He was a founding member of the Red River Exhibition, served as its President in 1958 and 1959 and was named Honorary Life Member in 1981. He served on the Centennial Farms Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was also a charter member and Past President of the SPEBSQSA, Winnipeg Chapter. He was an active member of the YMCA, Winnipeg Canoe Club, and Winnipeg Ski Club. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1986, where he died on 10 March 2005.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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