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Memorable Manitobans: Delmond O. Bricker (1839-1904)

Ice merchant.

Born in Ontario on 14 December 1839, he was Winnipeg’s first iceman. By 1888, he was the manager of the Winnipeg Ice Company. A few years later, he became owner-operator of the Bricker Ice Company. This company later merged with Arctic Ice Company, with the latter name being retained, and his involvement with the company diminished.

He and wife Eliza (?-1901) had eight children: Edward J. Bricker (b c1867), Milford Bricker (b c1868), Charlotte A. Bricker (b c1870, wife of F. L. Peck), Lily Edna Bricker (b c1871, wife of Alfred G. Swain), Samuel Bricker (b c1873), Durward Bricker (b 1878), Kate Bricker (wife of Frederick Davis), and Matilda Jane Bricker (wife of Edward G. Graham).

He died at Port Elgin, Ontario on 17 April 1904. He is commemorated by Arctic Avenue and Bricker Avenue in Winnipeg.


1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary [Eliza Bricker], Manitoba Free Press, 18 February 1901, page 3.

Obituary [D. O. Bricker], Manitoba Free Press, 18 April 1904, page 7.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Durward Bucker”, formerly of Winnipeg, dies at Fernie”, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1933, page 4.

This profile was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough using, in part, information compiled by Harry Shave.

Page revised: 23 June 2010

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