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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Duncan Hoeschen (1960-2002)


Born at Winnipeg on 13 August 1960, he graduated from St. Paul’s High School then studied biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg. He learned the art of brewing at Vancouver Island Brewing Company at Victoria, British Columbia and at the University of California at Davis. He then returned to Winnipeg with the goal of re-establishing the family brewing business started by his grandfather John Hoeschen and great-uncle Norman Hoeschen. In 1994, he opened the first microbrewery in Winnipeg and, at the time of his death, was the President and CEO of the Fort Garry Brewing Company. He died on 16 September 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

Tradition,” Fort Garry Brewing, 29 March 2006 [Internet Archive].

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 August 2020

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