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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Douglas “Doug” McRorie (1932-1989)

Civil servant, bank manager.

Born at Avonlea, Saskatchewan on 29 December 1932, he was employed at the Economics Department of the Canada Department of Agriculture in Saskatoon and, from 1958 to 1967, worked as Director for the Agricultural Representative Branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture. In 1967, he joined the Royal Bank of Canada as Manager of the Agricultural Department in Winnipeg and became the Director of Agricultural Services for Canada in 1971. By 1981, he had reached the rank of Vice-President, Agricultural Services. Outside of his professional work, he was a past President and Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada and served a variety of professional organizations as well as being a Director of the Manitoba Hospice Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. He died at Winnipeg on 23 September 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 26 September 1989, page 36.

We thank Lisa McRorie for providing additional information used in this profile.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2010

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