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Memorable Manitobans: Bartholomew “Bert” Egesz (1908-2001)

Farmer, land developer.

Born at Arnot, Hungary in 1908, son of Paul and Magdelena Egesz, he completed a fine arts degree at a university in Hungary then emigrated to Canada in 1928 where he took drafting courses in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. During the 1930s he worked on a farm at Kipling, Saskatchewan then took up his own farm at Howardville, Manitoba. He moved to the vicinity of Winnipeg in 1945 and continued to farm there, also running a lumber operation in the Riverton area and providing lumber for furniture companies in Winnipeg. Years later, he subdivided his Winnipeg farm into the development now known as Tyndall Park and began housing construction. He died at Winnipeg on 12 May 2001 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery. He is commemorated by Egesz Street in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 2001.

We thank Jim Burns for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 August 2012

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