Mary was raised and educated in Winnipeg. She married Ross, son of Newman Fletcher Calder and Lillian M. Calder*. In 1911 the Calders lived at 17 Harvard St., Winnipeg.²
Ross served in WW II with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. In fact, he was a prisoner of war for several years before his release in May, 1945. At that time, Mary lived at 35 Queenston St., Winnipeg.**
Mary and Ross moved to Calgary in 1956. Ross was a stock broker for many years and went to Calgary as Alberta and Saskatchewan Manager of Nesbitt Thomson Bongard Inc. He retired in 1968.
They were both members of the Calgary Golf and Country Club. As well, Ross was a member of the Ranchmen's Club³; Mary was a member of Calgary Horticultural Society and was Treasurer of the Easter Seal.¹
At the time of Ross's death, they lived at 599 Woodpark Cres., Calgary.
James (Jim) Calder
¹ Mary L. Calder, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 26, 1990.
² 1911 Census, Canada.
³ Newman Ross Calder, Winnipeg Free Press, July 12, 1980.
*Marriage registration #1905-001816, Manitoba Archives, vitalstats.gov.mb.ca. Lillian was N. F. Calder's second wife; his first was Josephine Duffin, daughter of Simon Duffin and Martha Lewis.
** Free 24 More Manitobans, Winnipeg Free Press, May 14, 1945.