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Bertie Charles Gardner

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Bertie Charles Gardner, British banker. Decorated Military Cross, 1917. Served from lieutenant to major Cameron Highlanders of Canada.

Background

Gardner, Bertie Charles was born on May 31, 1884 in Bristol, England. Son of Frank Smith and Susannah Moreland (Willis) Gardner.

Education

Student Bristol Grammar School. Doctor of Civil Law, Bishops U., 1952. Doctor of Laws, McGill University, 1952.

Career

With Stuckey’s Banking Company Ltd., England, 1901-1906. Entered service of the Bank of British N.A., Montreal, 1906, appointed manager, Trail, B.C., 1910, manager, Rossland, 1911, assistant manager, Vancouver, 1913, assistant inspector Winnipeg, 1914. Assistant manager Bank of Montreal, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1920, manager, 1928, manager St. John, N.B., 1930, superintendent foreign officers, Montreal, 1931, 2d agent, New York, 1932, 1st agent 1934, assistant general manager Montreal, 1935, general manager, 1942, director vice president, general manager, 1944, executive vice president, 1947, president and chief Executive officer, 1948-1952, Chairman of the Board, 1952-1954, Executive Committee, 1952-1959.

Director British Newfoundland Corporation. Vice president, member Executive Committee Royal Trust Company. Director Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company, Limited, Scudder Fund of Canada Limited.

President, director Canafund Company Ltd. Chancellor McGill University, Montreal, 1952-1957, then governor emeritus.

Membership

Served from lieutenant to major Cameron Highlanders of Canada.

Connections

Married Jean E. Milley, August 15, 1922. Children: John Milley, Ann Moreland.

father:
Frank Smith Gardner

mother:
Susannah Moreland (Willis) Gardner

spouse:
Jean E. Milley

children:
John Milley Gardner

Ann Moreland Gardner