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Memorable Manitobans: John Hines (1850-1931)


Born at Leverington, England on 19 February 1850, he came to Canada in 1875 and, a year later, was ordained a priest and began working as an missionary for the Anglican Church Missionary Society among Aboriginal peoples in the region that subsequently became Saskatchewan. From 1876 to 1888 he served at Sandy Lake, then from 188 to 1890 at The Pas and Cumberland. From 1890 to 1905 he was the rural dean of Cumberland. From 1905 to 1911 he served as a missionary in the diocese of Prince of Albert, after which he retired to St. Vital, Manitoba. His experiences were later related in the book The Red Indians of the Plains: Thirty Years’ Missionary Experience in the Saskatchewan, published in 1915. He died at St. Boniface on 25 February 1931.


“Rev. John Hines, veteran pastor of north, dead”, Winnipeg Tribune, 25 February 1931. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

Page revised: 19 December 2009

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