Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William “Fred” Parrish (1894-1961)
Born at Brandon on 9 December 1894, son of William Linton Parrish and Annie Ellen Card (1862-1938), he came to Winnipeg at an early age and attended local public schools and Ridley College (St. Catharines, Ontario). During the First World War, he served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, rising to the rank of Captain. Returning from military duty, he served in several executive positions with the family grain firm, Parrish & Heimbecker.
On 7 June 1922, he married Vera Eileen Cadle (?-1961) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had two children: William Bruce Parrish and Patricia Eileen Parrish (wife of Robert E. Lee). He was a member of the Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge), Khartum Shriners, and Gyro Club of Winnipeg. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 24 August 1961 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Patricia Parrish weds R. E. Lee Jr.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1948, page 9.
Obituary [Vera Eileen Parrish], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1961, page 47.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1961, page 23.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 February 2023