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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Walter “Charlie” Ferrier (1917-2005)

Athlete, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 July 1917, the son of John “Jock” Ferrier (1879-1968) and Rachel Ferrier (c1883-1966), he lived with his parents at Regina, Saskatchewan from 1923 to 1928 before returning to Winnipeg. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and married his wife Evelyn around 1944. The couple had six children and resided at Lot 26 in Old Kildonan. He worked as a pressman at De Montfort Press (c1946) and was an employee at Eaton’s (c1955). He served as the last Mayor of Old Kildonan (1968-1971) and played a major role in establishment of the Seven Oaks General Hospital. He was competitive cyclist and oarsmen. He retired to British Columbia, where he died at Nanaimo on 25 February 2005.

Sources:

“Dubois winner of bike race,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1935, page 12.

Birth notice [Ferrier], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1950, page 25.

Obituary [Rachel Ferrier], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1966, page 25.

Obituary [John “Jock” Ferrier], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 1968, page 27.

“Highlights of voting,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1969, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 2005, page 22.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Ferrier family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 June 2014

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