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Memorable Manitobans: William Grey Richardson (c1917-1990)


Born around 1917, son of B. V. Richardson and Helen Jameson Conner, he was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1941 and practiced law with his father’s firm. In 1964, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. By the time of his retirement, he was Master and Referee for the Court of Queen’s Bench. During the Second World War, he was an officer in Europe with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.

On 4 March 1950, he married Melvena June Long (1917-1988) of Russell and they had three children. He was a member of the Winnipeg Canoe Club, Winnipeg Executive Club, Blue Goose Club, YMCA Business Men’s Club, and ANAF.

He died at his Winnipeg home on 22 January 1990.


“Two Manitobans are called to Bar,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 1941, page 15.

“Melvena June Long and G. Richardson wed at St. Matthew’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1950, page 15.

Obituary [June Richardson], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1988, page 34.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1990, page 40.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2016

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