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Memorable Manitobans: Lorne Paterson Ferg (1924-1985)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Glenboro on 14 August 1924, son of Francis Milton Ferg and Helen Fleming Paterson, brother of Patrick David Ferg, during the Second World War he enlisted in the Canadian Navy. After returning from military service overseas, he returned to Manitoba and attended the University of Manitoba Law School, receiving a law degree in 1949.

After working briefly in California, he practiced law with the firm of Wright and Wright at Flin Flon. In 1967, he was appointed a county court judge in the Northern Judicial District, based at Dauphin. He transferred to the Western Judicial District, at Brandon, ten years later and remained there until July 1984 when he became a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, serving in this capacity until his death. He was an active member of the Kinsmen, Masons, Royal Canadian Legion, and United Church. A candidate in the 1958 federal general election, he was defeated by incumbent Bud Simpson.

He died at Brandon on 14 February 1985.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1985.

We thank Robert Carr for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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