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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Harley Deeks (1895-1980)

Osteopath.

Born at London, Ontario on 3 June 1895, son of Joseph H. Deeks and Jane Charlotte Wright, he was educated at Kelvin High School, University of Manitoba, and Los Angeles College of Osteopathy (1917). He practised in Winnipeg, retiring in 1968. On 4 August 1919, he married Gwendolin “Gwennie” Johnson (1894-1975), daughter of Albert Christopher Johnson. They had two children: Elizabeth Deeks (wife of R. S. Singleton) and F. Harold Deeks. He was a member of the Junior Board of Trade, the Southwood Golf Club and the Manitoba Motor League. He served as President of the Manitoba Osteopathetic Association. In 1925 he lived at 510 Maryland Street. At the time of his death, he lived at 555 Lanark Street. He died at Winnipeg on 4 December 1980.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary [Gwennie Deeks], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1976, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1980, page 48.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2020

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