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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Burridge Pearson (1885-1972)


Born at Hull, England in 1885, he came to Canada in 1909 and was ordained in Grace Methodist Church at Winnipeg in 1915. His student ministry was spent at lumber camps at Makinak and Dauphin Lake. During his active ministry, he served at Angusville, Crandall United Church, MacGregor United Church, Swan River, Holland United Church (1931-1935), Knox United Church at Belmont (1935-1942), St. Paul’s United Church at Gilbert Plains (1942-1948), and Shoal Lake, retiring at the latter place in 1954. After his formal retirement, he served for five years at Rivercrest United Church and Little Britain United Church. In 1959, he moved to Brandon and was assistant minister at Knox United Church for eight years. He organized the Brandon Civic Senior Citizens' Incorporated and was its first President. On 8 August 1916, he married Bessie Rhoads (1893-1977) at Binscarth and they had two daughters. He received an honorary doctorate from Wesley College (1948). He died at Brandon on 5 June 1972 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Cleric, 85, recalls memories,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1969.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1972, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2021

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