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Memorable Manitobans: John W. Pickard (1892-?)

Dental surgeon.

Born at Brandon, 1892. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pickard. Married Hazel L. Pearen, 1920. Educated at Brandon Public and High Schools, Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Toronto. Pickard family came to Brandon, 1881; father and Dr. Flemming among those who pitched the first tents in that settlement; one of the very first homesteaders; lives today on the original grant. Dr. Pickard entered college in 1915; left college to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CADC); served in England, Shorncliffe Area with various units; returned to Canada and completed dental course at Toronto; practised with Dr. Rundle in Moose Jaw for six months; came to Swan River, 1920. Member of the Dominion and Manitoba Dental Associations. Member of the Town Council. Member and Mayor of Swan River (1931-1932, 1939), IOOF. Member of the Sports Society and on the Committee. Presbyterian. Independent. Recreations: Golf and curling. Address, Swan River, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 10 October 2009

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