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Memorable Manitobans: Morland Oswald “Ossie” Thomas (1907-1991)

Grain trader.

Born at Winnipeg on 24 February 1907, he attended Mulvey School and Kelvin High School then started working in the grain trade at the age of the age of 16, as a messenger on the commodity trading floor. He later worked as a grain trader with Range Grain and Western Grain. Prior to his retirement, he was General Manager for Canadian operations for the international trading firm of Louis Dreyfus Corporation. He served as Chairman of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (1964-1965), a Director of the Canada Grains Council, and President of the Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Association. He was a member of the Masons, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Club, and Mousetrap Club. During the Second World War, he was a flight instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died at Winnipeg on 23 January 1991.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1991, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 November 2017

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