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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Haddad (1917-2010)


Born at Amaranth on 19 November 1917, son of Abraham Haddad and Annie Assay, he received a BA degree (1940) from United College and a law degree (1944) then was called to the Manitoba Bar in January 1945. He joined the Brandon-based firm of Kerr, McQuarrie & Meighen in December 1944, rising to become a senior partner of Meighen Haddad. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1964. He served as Treasurer for the Manitoba Bar Association (1964), President of the Western Manitoba Bar Association, President of the Brandon Lions Club, President of the Western Division of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society of Manitoba, President of the Children’s Aid Society of Manitoba, and a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba (1962-1964, 1968-1973). In December 1944, he married Katie Beatrice “Kay” Ambrose (1920-1987) and they had two children. He subsequently married Thelma Skeoch. He was a long-time member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral and served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Brandon for 26 years. He was a member of the Masons and Shriners. He died at Brandon on 21 March 2010 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“City lawyer gets QC in New Year’s honors,” Brandon Sun, 2 January 1964, page 9.

Obituary [Katy Haddad], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 1987, page 49.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 July 2018

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