Memorable Manitobans: William James Sinclair (?-1970)
Born in Saskatchewan, son of R. A. Sinclair, he came to Winnipeg at an early age and attended Kelvin High School and the University of Manitoba. He was the first President of the Red River Exhibition, President of the Winnipeg Gladioli Society, Chairman of the International Flower Show, and a member of the executive of the Winnpeg Horticultural Society, North American Gladioli Society, Canadian Gladioli Society, Society for Crippled Children and Adults.
On 23 August 1939, he married Shelagh Grainger Cooney (?-1993) at Winnipeg. They had no children. In recognition of his community service, he was one of the first to receive a Golden Boy Award (1960).
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 22 October 1970.
“Shelagh Grainger Cooney and William James Sinclair wed in quiet ceremony in St. Luke's,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1939, page 9.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 October 1970.
Obituary [Sheilah Sinclair], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1993, page 70.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 April 2022