Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Maxwell “Fred” Burbidge (1881-1967)
Born at St. John, New Brunswick in 1881, son of judge George Wheelock Burbidge and Alice E. Burbidge, brother of Henry Arnold Burbidge, he graduated from Trinity College (Toronto) in 1900 and Osgoode Law School in 1904. For a few years he practiced law in Ottawa with J. S. Ewart and Company.
In 1908 he moved to Winnipeg and joined the firm of Andrews, Andrews, Burbidge and Bastedo. He was made a King’s Counsel in May 1918. In 1943 he joined the firm of Allan Laird and Company. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba and President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1940-1941).
On 16 September 1914, he married Susan Mary Stewart (c1878-1974) in Ontario. They had two sons: George Wheelock Burbidge (c1917-1943) and Frederick Stewart Burbidge. He was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Manitoba Club, and Winnipeg Winter Club. He died at Winnipeg on 24 January 1967 and was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.
“Winnipeg’s new King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 May 1918, page 7.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1967.
Obituary [Susan Mary Burbidge], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1974, page 20.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.
We thank Garry Bolton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 March 2023