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Memorable Manitobans: John A. Cormie (1877-1947)

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Born at Fergus, Ontario on 12 March 1877, he received an Arts degree from the University of Toronto then took theological studies at Manitoba College before being ordained a Presbyterian minister in January 1902. As a student minister, he worked in the Ukrainian community near Ethelbert, Manitoba. He later served at Oak Lake, The Pas, and Dauphin, founding Presbyterian churches at the latter two places. In 1920, he was appointed Superintendent of Missions for Manitoba, succeeding Dr. S. C. Murray. He received an honorary doctorate in 1924. He took charge of Indian Missions in 1935 and served as Treasurer of Vita Hospital until his retirement. He died at Winnipeg on 26 February 1947.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. John A. Cormie dies at age of 69”, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 February 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

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