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Memorable Manitobans: Mark Jukes (1842-1932)


Born in Ontario in 1842, son of Reverend Mark Richard and Hariet Jukes, he was educated in England. Returning to Canada, he was ordained a deacon at London, Ontario in 1875 and was made priest at Winnipeg in 1876 by Archbishop Machray. He spent fourteen years doing missionary work in Manitoba at Emerson (where he was succeeded by L. O. Armstrong), High Bluff, and St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Minnedosa), and was a Manitoba School Inspector (1883-1886). Moving to the United States, he served as 3½ years at Alexandria and Anoka (Minnesota), two years at Virginia City (Nevada), and five years at Bellingham (Washington). Returning to Canada in 1901, he then spent 1½ years at Wellington (British Columbia) and seven years at Chilliwack before taking charge of St. Lukes Church in South Vancouver. He retired from the position shortly before his death. In 1876, he married Emma L. Parnell and they had five sons and two daughters. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 20 July 1932.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Rev. Mark Jukes, pioneer Anglican cleric, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1932, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2017

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