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Memorable Manitobans: William Stordy (1902-1986)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Carlisle, England in 1902, son of lawyer George Stordy, he emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1911 and settled at Brandon where he lived for much of the rest of his life. He attended Brandon College and was called to the Manitoba Bar in the spring of 1934. He practiced as a lawyer (after 1942 in partnership with E. D. Alder and, still later, as a member of the firm Matheson, Buckingham and Stordy) and later as police magistrate (succeeding R. M. Matheson). He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1957. He served as a President and Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba, a council member for the Canadian Bar Association (1952-1955), a council member for the Manitoba Bar Association (1955-1956), President of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, President of the Brandon Kinsman Club, and President of the Canadian Club of Brandon. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 19 April 1986.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“10 new Queen’s Counsel named for Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1957, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1986.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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