Class of 1981
Muriel Sprague Richardson became the fifth President of James Richardson & Sons Limited in 1939. During the 27 years of her leadership, real estate, pipeline construction, and other enterprises were added to the company and its grain and financial interests were expanded across Canada.
Mrs. Richardson was among the earliest business leaders in Canada to demonstrate concern for company personnel by introducing a pension plan, group life insurance and other benefits.
Her unobtrusive generosity was extended to a wide range of artistic, educational, charitable and public service organizations, many of which also benefited from her practical wisdom and good judgment.