Memorable Manitobans: Charles F. Blanchard (1876-1953)
Stationer, community activist.
Born at London, England in 1876, he came to Winnipeg in 1891. He was proprietor of the Blanchard Stationery Company until retirement in 1942. On 11 January 1902, he married Dagmar Westergard (1879-1959) at Winnipeg and they had two children: Edward Alfred Blanchard (1905-1977) and Mabel Amelia Blanchard (1908-1991, wife of Llewellyn H. Pethick). He was one of the original founders of the Winnipeg Community Chest (then known as the Federated Budget). He was a member of the Masons, Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Golf Club, Elmhurst Golf Club, and Sons of England. He died at his Winnipeg home, 165 Queenston Street, on 21 August 1953 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Charles Blanchard, Dagmar Westergard], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [Edward Alfred Blanchard, Mabel Amelia Blanchard], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
"Community Chest founder dies aged 78," Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1953, page 8.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 December 2022