Memorable Manitobans: Albert Hurd “Bert” Warner (1888-1962)
Born at Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan on 3 December 1888, son of Edwin Walter Warner and Charlotte Ann Hurd (1865-1941), he came with his family to Winnipeg and was educated at Alexandra School and the University of Manitoba. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1913 and practiced law at Winnipeg, serving as Secretary of the Building Products and Coal Company. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1944. He was active in the Law Society of Manitoba, serving as a Bencher (1952-1962) and President (1959-1960). He was also President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1946) and Vice-President for Manitoba of the Canadian Bar Association (1947-1948).
He was married twice, first on 8 January 1916 to Minnie Moote McKeague (1892-1919, daughter of S. A. McKeague) at Winnipeg and they had a son, Albert McKeague Warner (1919-?). On 12 August 1925, he married Mary Ivadell Hurd (?-199Mary Ca2) at Montreal, Quebec and they had two daughters: Mary Jane Warner (wife of ? Carter), Carolyn Ann Warner (?-2015, wife of Jack Gregory Campbell and ? Kell). The family lived at 187 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, and St. Charles Country Club.
He died at Winnipeg on 29 August 1962 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration [Albert Murd Warner, Minnie Moote McKeague], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Albert Warner], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration [Minnie Moote Warner], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Mrs. A. H. Warner], Winnipeg Tribune, 24 March 1919, page 5.
“Warner - Hurd,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 August 1925, page 6.
“Mrs. Warner receives for her daughter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1956, page 46.
“Leading lawyer, A. H. Warner, dies here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 August 1962.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1962.
Obituary [Mary Ivadell Warner], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1992, page 39.
Obituary [Carolyn Kell], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2015.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 December 2022