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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Hector Bate (1886-1951)

Pharmacist, municipal official.

Born at Dunnville, Ontario on 17 January 1886, he came to Manitoba about 1907. He began the wholesale pharmaceutical firm of Bate and Bate, in partnership with his brother Edward Guy Bate, around 1914. He served as the Mayor of Transcona in 1915. In his later years, he operated the White Owl Drugstore in the Fort Garry Court. He died at Winnipeg on 8 December 1951 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lyon Block / Aikins Block / Bate Block (221 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Former Mayor of Transcona, E. H. Bate dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1951, page 28.

We thank Carol-Anne Bate for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2022

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