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Memorable Manitobans: Charles A. “Charlie” Ferguson (1932-2014)

Physician.

Born at Sydney, Nova Scotia on 19 August 1932, he was educated at Mount Allison University and McGill University (MD 1957). He was Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, Director of the Children’s Clinic at the Children’s Hospital, co-founder and Director of the Child Protection Centre, and Chair of the Mount Carmel Clinic. He was considered an expert in the area of child abuse and testified frequently in court cases. In recognition of his community service, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at his Winnipeg home on 19 August 2014.

Sources:

“‘Utterly devoted’ to kids,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 2014, page B2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2014

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