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Memorable Manitobans: James Lionel “Jim” Fargey (1903-1991)

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Born in the RM of Louise on 26 April 1903, one of eleven children born to Thomas Lindsay Fargey (1859-1939) and Isabella Montieth (?-1963), nephew of John Hayes Fargey, he received a degree in Theology and was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1928. He served congregations at Eriksdale (?-1932), Bowsman United (1932-1936), Cardale United (1936-1941), and Graysville United (1942). During the Second World War, he served in Canada and overseas as a chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces. Returning from military duty, he served at Elkhorn (1946-?), MacGregor (?-1961), and Miami (1961-1969) before retiring to Winnipeg. On 12 October 1932, he married Edna Alice Beachell (1909-2012) at Rosser and they had a daughter, Margaret Lorraine Fargey (1933-2022, wife of Lyall Evert Sims). He died at Winnipeg on 19 March 1991.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Carman Larger Pastoral Charge, Church History, St. Paul's United Church, page 2.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere History Book Society, 1979, page 149.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 1991, page 18.

Obituary [Lorraine Sims], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2022.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 September 2022

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