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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Eric Carey (1900-1960)

Lawyer, naturalist, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 July 1900, son of Eugene Debeauvoir Carey (1858-1950) and Mary Elizabeth Booker Lawrence (1871-1945), he became a student of law and was admitted to the bar as an attorney (1923). He earned a BA and LLB degrees from the University of Manitoba, a doctorate of jurisprudence from Harvard University, and was member of the law firm Carey and Cardin. He served as a St. Vital municipal councillor (1951-1952) and was President of the St. Vital Chamber of Commerce (1953-1954), and a member of the St. Vital Parks Board. On 27 October 1934, he married Mary Josephine ”Maime” Duncan (1909-1995, daughter of D. M. Duncan and granddaughter of George D. Macvicar) at Augustine Church. The couple resided at 93 Kingston Row and had two children. Active in rowing, he was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club and a few international rowing teams. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 26 July 1960 and was buried in St. Vital Cemetery. He is commemorated by Carey Park in Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carey Park (Kingston Row, Winnipeg)


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Legal students called to bar,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1923, page 15.

“Birthday congratulations to [Eugene Carey],” Manitoba Free Press, 5 September 1929, page 15.

“Miss Mary Duncan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 August 1934, page 8.

“Augustine Church is scene of Carey-Duncan wedding at 3 o’clock this afternoon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1934, page 7.

Obituary [Mary Eliza Carey], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1945, page 16.

Obituary [Eugene D. Carey], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1950, page 29.

“St. Vital gives victory place clean-up prize,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1953, page 3.

“Barrister Harold Carey dead at 60,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1960, page 24.

“Carey - Selk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1964, page 14.

“Carey - Birch,” WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1970, page 20.

“River bank paradise,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1988, page 69.

Obituary [Mary Josephine Carey], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1995, page C7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 July 2015

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