Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Henry Hedges (c1883-1957)
Farmer, building contractor.
Born in Ireland around 1883, he came to Canada in 1907 and lived for many years in the RM of Assiniboia where he worked as a bricklayer. He also did building contracting, being responsible for the construction of St. Charles School (1921). He and wife Emily Florence Haskell (c1887-1961) had nine children: Charles E. “Charlie” Hedges (1904-?), Florence Winnifred Hedges (1907-?, wife of Charles Adcock), Albert E. “Bert” Hedges (1909-1991), William Henry Hedges (1912-?), Rose Georgina Hedges (1913-2006, wife of Lester James Gibson), Louise Victoria Hedges (1915-?, wife of Campbell Richard Maddess), Archibald L. “Archie” Hedges (1919-?), Vera Hedges, and Mabel Virginia Hedges. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 31 October 1957 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. He is commemorated by Hedges School in St. James.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Assiniboia,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1937, page 6.
“Gibson-Hedges bridal is first solemnized in St. Charles Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 October 1938, page 8.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1957, page 26.
Obituary [Florence E. Hedges], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 1961, page 27.
“Name of new school Hedge family honor,” unidentified newspaper clipping, St. James Assiniboia School Division.
Obituary [Albert Hedges], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1991, page 17.
Obituary [Rose Gibson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 2006, page 20.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 March 2022