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Date of Birth: 1909
Death: 1987
Graduation: 1927

Percy Genser

The son of Austrian immigrants, Percy Genser joined in the family furniture business soon after he graduated from Kelvin High School in 1927. He initially served as the sales manager and later held the role of Vice President. Under the efforts of the Genser family, Gensen and Sons Co. grew into one of the largest furniture and appliance stores in Western Canada, covering over 40,000 square feet. Genser was an active musician, playing saxophone and flute. He continuously participated in the community, often making the news, acting as the President of the Winnipeg Downtown Business Association and Treasurer of the Blue Bombers (1950s). Genser passed away in 1987.