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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Kendall Charge (1882-1962)

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Born at Gainford County, Durham, England in June 1882, son of Isaac Charge (1850-1910) and Eleanor Berry (1846-?), he came to Canada in 1904 and to Winnipeg in 1905 where he worked for the T. Eaton Company for 43 years, retiring in 1949 as Supervisor. He and wife Margaret “Maggie” Mowat (1885-1971) had two sons: Wilfred Mowat Charge (1909-1913) and John Kendall Charge (1914-1978). He was a member of Augustine United Church, Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge), and Khartum Shriners. He founded (and was later the honorary President) of the Boundary Park Beachside Sports Centre at Winnipeg Beach. He died at his Winnipeg home, Suite H Hugo Apartments, on 30 April 1962 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Charge Cottage (350 Prospect Street, Winnipeg Beach)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Three-year-old lad fell into the river and was drowned,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1913, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 1962, page 23.

Wilfred Kendall Charge (1882-1962), Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2020

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