Merifield, Roy Russell

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Merifield, Roy Russell

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        Roy Russell Merifield was born 11 June 1916. He attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and was a graduate of its' law school. He served as a senior officer with the Shawinigan Water and Power Company and in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He became the general supervisor of corporate trust at the Royal Trust Company in Montreal. In 1967 he joined the Victoria and Grey Trust Company in Toronto as its vice-president and general manager. In 1974, Mr. Merifield took on the additional position of corporate secretary for Victoria and Grey and in 1979 he was named general counsel of the company. He retired from Victoria and Grey in 1981 at which point he was commissioned to write "From County Trust to National Trust" by the Company. This took 7 years to write. He and his wife, Helen, divide their time between their home in Toronto and cottage on Lake Memphramagog, near Magog in Quebec.


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