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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Osborne “Chuck” Meighen (1943-2018)

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Charles Osborne Meighen
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Lawyer.

Born at Brandon on 7 July 1943, son of Frank Osborne Meighen and Anna Muriel McLeod (1912-2004), he received BA (1964) and LLB (1967) degrees from the University of Manitoba. In his youth, he played hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings and was a member of the 1964-1965 University of Manitoba Bison’s National Championship hockey team, which was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Called to the Manitoba Bar in 1967, he practiced with the firm of Meighen Haddad since 1967, becoming a partner in 1971 and serving as senior counsel until his death. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba (1974-?) and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1977. On 23 November 1968, he married Joan Eva Foster and they had three children. He served as President of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce (1976-1977), Chairman of the Brandon District United Way Campaign, and Vice-Chairman of the Manitoba Law Enforcement Review Agency. He helped to fundraise for the Keystone Centre and Brandon Regional Health Facility. He died at Brandon on 21 June 2018.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 2018.

Charles O. Meighen, Meighen Haddad LLP.

We thank Joan Meighen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2019

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