Winch, Richard Vance

WINCH, Richard Vance, salmon canner (b 1862, Cobourg, ON; d 31 July 1952, Vancouver). He came west from Ontario as a teenager and worked on CPR construction before settling in VANCOUVER in 1886. He started a food retail business with his brother-in-law George Bower, then branched into SALMON CANNING, establishing Canadian Packers Canning Co on the FRASER R. He was well known in Vancouver as a high roller, with a West End mansion and a pair of Rolls Royces, the first in the city. His Winch...

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