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Memorable Manitobans: G. Roy Soulis (1882-?)

Merchant.

Born at Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia on 22 January 1882, son of Arthur Edward and Iona A. Soulis, he was educated at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He came to Winnipeg in 1905. Engaged in the offices of the Canadian Northern Express and Dominion Express Companies. In 1906 he started in the piano business in partnership with his father and was located on Smith Street, Winnipeg. In 1914, Mr. Soulis started in business in the sale of office appliances making a specialty of dictaphones, there being very few in use at this time, and he has built up a large business in this line. Mr. Soulis comes from real Canadian stock, his family coming to Canada in 1783. The family settled in Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia, where some of his forebears still reside. The family is of French Huguenot extraction. Recreations: Tennis, football and fishing. Baptist. Financial Secretary of the Broadway Baptist Church. Residence, 472 Craig Street, Winnipeg.

On 7 April 1921, he married Grace E. Nichol. They had one son.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 21 June 2010

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