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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Hanbidge Barber (1922-2020)


Born in 1922 and raised on a farm near Owen Sound, Ontario, he graduated from the University of Toronto then became a Baptist minister. He served at Elmira, Ontario (1945-1948) and Regina, Saskatchewan (1948-1953) before arriving in Winnipeg in 1953 as the pastor of Calvary Temple. He established the Calvary Temple Youth Camp on Red Rock Lake in the Whiteshell and the Calvary Place Personal Care Home. In January 1962, he created the television program “Faith to Live By” and was its host for nearly 50 years, one of the longest-running television programs in Canadian history. He retired in 1997. He died at Winnipeg on 24 October 2020 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Winnipeggers remember the legacy of Pastor H. H. Barber, prominent spiritual icon,” CTV News, 25 October 2020.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2020

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