Memorable Manitobans: Adrian Philip Wedding (c1914-2000)
Born at Auckland, New Zealand around 1914, fourth child of Henry and Mary Jane Wedding, he was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland University College, graduating from the latter with a degree in Architecture in 1940. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and spent part of the war teaching flight navigation at Winnipeg. In 1942, while living in Manitoba, he married nurse Dorothy Margaret McLean (1917-1999) of East Selkirk and they would eventually have three children. In 1951, after spending six years back in New Zealand, the family returned to Winnipeg and he joined the architectural firm of Moody, Moore and Partners, staying with it until retirement in 1982. He was active in the Anglican church, serving as a Lay Reader in the Diocese of Rupertsland from 1962 to 1996. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 27 January 2000.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
Birth registration [Dorothy Margaret McLean], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Dorothy Margaret Wedding], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1999.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 2000.
We thank Gail Singleton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 February 2021