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Memorable Manitobans: James Lionel “Jim” Fargey (1903-1991)


Born in the RM of Louise on 26 April 1903, one of eleven children born to Thomas Lindsay Fargey (1859-1939) and Isabella Montieth (?-1963), nephew of John Hayes Fargey, he received a degree in Theology and was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1928. He served congregations at Eriksdale (?-1932), Bowsman United (1932-1936), Cardale United (1936-1941), and Graysville United (1941). During the Second World War, he served in Canada and overseas as a chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces. Returning from military duty, he served at Elkhorn (1946-?), MacGregor (?-1961), and Miami (1961-1969) before retiring to Winnipeg. On 12 October 1932, he married Edna Alice Beachell (1909-2012) at Rosser and they had a daughter, Margaret Lorraine Fargey (wife of Lyall Evert Sims). He died at Winnipeg on 19 March 1991.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere History Book Society, 1979, page 149.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 1991, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2019

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