Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Gregory Richard “Greg” Purchase (1931-2002)

Business executive.

He received a BSc degree from the University of Manitoba (1953) and an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario (1956). He returned to Winnipeg to join the executive team of the T. Eaton Company where he rose to the position of Vice-President (Western Stores) in 1974. He relocated to Toronto in the 1980s when he became Executive Vice-President (Toronto and Ontario Stores). By the late 1980s, he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He resigned in 1991 due to poor health and later wrote about his experiences at Eatons in a self-published book entitled “Hard Rock Merchandising.” On 16 August 1957, he married Dorothy Kristjanson at Winnipeg. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 20 November 2002.

Sources:

“Trousseau tea fetes Dorothy Kristjanson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 1957, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 2002.

Gregory Richard Purchase, The Nauticapedia.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.