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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Osmond Marrin (1882-1941)

Wholesale grocer.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 October 1882, son of Philip A. Marrin and Amelia Jobin, he was educated at St. Mary’s School and the Winnipeg Collegiate, working for two years in retail grocery stores. He then spent over 30 years in the wholesale grocery business with the firm of Jobin-Marrin Limited, joining it in 1899 and becoming its President in 1925. He was a Director of the Manitoba Cordage Company and the Monarch Life Assurance Company. He served as Chairman of the Manitoba Milk Control Board from June 1937 to the time of his death. He also served nine years on the Welfare Supervision Board and was Vice-Chairman of the Federate Budget Board. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Knights of Columbus, and St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 200 Kingsway, on 24 February 1941.


“A. O. Marrin, milk board chairman, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 February 1941. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 102]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 May 2017

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