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Bertie Charles Gardner


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


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


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


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.


Served from lieutenant to major Cameron Highlanders of Canada.


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

Frank Smith Gardner

Susannah Moreland (Willis) Gardner

Jean E. Milley

John Milley Gardner

Ann Moreland Gardner