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Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Charles Radiger Pritchard (1876-1966)

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Born at Winnipeg on 23 January 1876, son of Archibald Pritchard (1824-1910) and Emily Mary Else (1836-1923) and grandson of Selkirk Settler John Pritchard, he entered the ministry, beginning his work at Birtle in 1901 until returning to Winnipeg in 1906. He joined St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, preaching his first sermon there on 10 January 1907.

His final sermon was on 4 November 1922, after which he and his family left for Vancouver, British Columbia. From 1926 to 1943, he served as Rector of the St. Clement’s Episcopal Church at Seattle, Washington, after which he returned to British Columbia, residing at Crescent Beach (1951) and later at White Rock.

Around 1904, he married Alice Hawthorn Churchill Rees (1877-?) at Swanage, Dorset, England and had four children: Joan Gwendolyn Pritchard (1907-2008), Nancy May Pritchard (1909-1993), Cuthbert Rees Pritchard (1911-2005), and Hugh Charles Pritchard (1916-2003).

He died at White Rock, British Columbia on 10 December 1966.


“Calls for ‘Rally’ on reconstruction,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 December 1918, page 25.

“New Rector for Elmwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1923, page 2.

“Rector given parting gifts,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1923.

“Parishioners farewell St. Cuthbert's Rector,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1923, page 2.

“St. Cuthbert’s pays respects to first Rector,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1951, page 13.

Edmundson family tree, Ancestry.

Carley family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 September 2014

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