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Memorable Manitobans: Patrick David Ferg (1927-1998)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Glenboro on 2 November 1927, son of Francis Milton Ferg and Helen Fleming Paterson (1897-1987), brother of L. P. Ferg, he graduated from United College (BA 1948) and the University of Manitoba Law School (1959). He articled with the firm of Bowles, Pybus, and Gallagher of Winnipeg and, later in 1959, he was called to the Manitoba Bar and moved to Flin Flon as a partner in the firm of Wright, Ferg and Ferg. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1968 and was a crown agent for the Attorney-General of Saskatchewan. He served as President of the Northern Manitoba Bar Association and a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba (1971-1975). He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1970. In August 1975, he was appointed a county court judge based at Portage la Prairie. At the same time, he was nominated as the arbiter in the Northern Flood Agreement and served as such until 1984. He moved to Winnipeg in 1980 as a member of the County Court there. In June 1984, he became a judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench, retiring in November 1995. He died in Florida on 3 March 1998.


“Government appoints 14 new Queen’s Counsels”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1970, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1998, page 54.

We thank Robert Carr for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2020

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