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|John Waugh Cringan (1885-1949)|
|Birth:||July 23, 1885|
|Death:||April 19, 1949|
|Father:||Alexander Thom Cringan (1860-1931)|
|Mother:||Lillias Rennie Waugh (1861-1929)|
|Spouse/Partner:||Evelyn May Craig (1890-1959)|
|Marriage:||Oct. 20, 1921|
John Waugh CRINGAN (1885-1949)
JWC: 45 Years with one company !
John Waugh CRINGAN, the second oldest of 11 children of Alexander Thom CRINGAN and Lillias WAUGH, was born in Carluke, Scotland, on July 23rd, 1885. He emigrated to Toronto with his parents in 1887. He married Evelyn May CRAIG on Oct. 21st, 1921. They had five children - Robert James (b. 1922), John Craig (b. 1924), Alexander Thom (b. 1926), Mary Evelyn Lillias (b. 1929), and Arthur Lawrence (b. 1931) - and 13 grandchildren. He died as a result of a heart attack on April 18th, 1949, in Toronto.
John attended Wellesley Public School and Jarvis Collegiate Institute, then studied accountancy to become a chartered accountant. In 1902, he started working for the Wm. Davies Co., and worked his entire professional life, 45 years, with the same firm, which merged with other meat-packers to become Canada Packers .
Dad's hobbies included music, lawn-bowling, cottaging, boating, and fishing. In his youth, he played viola in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and in later years, organized the Canada Packers Choral Society . He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club . His hobbies, particularly music and cottaging which were so deeply shared with his wife Evelyn, influenced each of the five children in different, yet significant ways. These influences are evident in either the occupations or life-long hobbies of members of the next generation.
I owe much of my love of the out-of-doors to Dad, for lessons learned at his side whether when I was a young child, exploring the Don Valley, or somewhat later, being introduced to the delights of bass-fishing on the Magnetawan River. Also, I appreciate the guidance that he imparted that kept me working toward my professional goal. Sometimes, it takes a long time to really appreciate these values!
I am sure that each of my siblings would express Dad's influence in a different way!
|Children of PARENTS NAMES
|Robert James Cringan (1922-1999)|
Meaford, Ont., Canada
|John Craig Cringan (1924-1992)|
Mississauga, Ont., Canada
|Alexander Thom Cringan (1926)|
|Mary Evelyn Cringan (1929)|
|Arthur Lawrence Cringan (1931-1973)|
Trimble, Dorothy Irene Robertson. 1990. "The Heritage of the Past": Settlers: Alexander Thom Cringan and Lillias Rennie Waugh. Typescript; published privately, Toronto.