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Memorable Manitobans: George Victor Bedford (1887-1944)


Born at Emerson on 31 August 1887, son of James Joseph Bedford and Saloma Helena Studer (1859-1946), he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1912. During the First World War he served on the staff of Ramsgate Hospital from 1916 to 1917 and later established a medical practice in Winnipeg, specializing in skin ailments. He did postgraduate work in London, England in 1926 and, two years later, was appointed a demonstrator in therapeutic medicine in the Faculty of Medicine. He became a lecturer in the subject two years later. He was married twice, first on 24 November 1915 to Mary Esther Locke (1893-1919, daughter of Corbet Locke). His second wife was Mary Jarvis (?-?) and they had two daughters, Marjorie Bedford and Diana Bedford. He died suddenly, at Winnipeg, on 6 January 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Orthopaedic Clinic / MacKinnon Orthopaedic Clinic / Howell Court (661 Broadway, Winnipeg)


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. George V. Bedford dies at age of 57,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1944, page 2.

“Dr. George V. Bedford, dermatologist, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 January 1944, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2021

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