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Memorable Manitobans: Claude Hooper Wilson (1931-2017)

Furniture merchant, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 11 October 1931, son of George A. Wilson and Vicki Wilson, he was educated at Kelvin High School, University of Manitoba, and the Harvard Business School then worked at the family business, Wilson Furniture, until retirement in 2003. He married Carolyn Dyson (granddaughter of David John Dyson) and they had four children. He served as the President of Ducks Unlimited Canada (1992-1993) and was instrumental in the building of the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club. He died at Winnipeg on 22 March 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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