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John Draper Perrin, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1890
Death: Sep. 19, 1967

Mining entrepreneur and financier, philanthropist, fly fisherman, marksman. Born Medicine Hat, North West Territory, son of William Perrin of Dublin, Ireland and Sarah Lytle of Raphoe, Ireland. Educated public schools of Regina and Winnipeg. Involved in mining after 1914 and active in that industry in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. Financed and developed the San Antonio Gold Mine and the Town of Bissett, Manitoba. President of The San Antonio Gold Mines Limited 1932 - 1962; President, Forty-four Mines Ltd.; President, The Jeep Gold Mine Ltd.; Director, Macassa Mines Ltd.; President of the Winnipeg Warriors Hockey Club 1954 - 58; Chairman of the Greater Winnipeg Victory Loans Committee of the National War Finance Committee during World War II 1939 - 1945; Chairman of the Red Cross Prisoners of War Parcel Packaging Plant at Winnipeg 1939 - 1945; Honourary Member of the Canadian Red Cross Society; Chairman of the Building Committee for Winnipeg Children's Hospital 1956 - 1958; Benefactor, the Lakeside Fresh Air Camp for Underpriviledged Children; Chairman of the Building Committee for St. George's Crescentwood Anglican Church; Co-founder, Crescentwood Homeowners' Association; President, Manitoba Club 1956 - 57; declined offer of appointment as Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. Married Ruth Taylor Litle, June 24, 1914 and together they had four children, John D., Jr., Alix Elizabeth, Sally Ruth, and Marion Joan. Perrin Family plot, St. John's Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg. 
Saint Johns Anglican Cathedral Cemetery
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Created by: John Perrin
Record added: Apr 02, 2007
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John Draper Perrin, Sr
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