James Richardson Sr. (d.1939, aged 54).
The founder of James Richardson and Sons and The Pioneer Grain Company, Richardson was also a pioneer in Canadian aviation.
James Richardson supported the daring experiments of the first bush pilots of the Canadian North. He formed Western Canada Airways which was incorporated in 1926.
Richardson was also a prominent grain merchant. He formed the company James A. Richardson, now a diverse Canada wide enterprise. The Company’s Head Office is the Richardson Building at the corner of Portage and Main, in Winnipeg.
The Richardson family has been a strong presence on both the political and cultural scene in Winnipeg.