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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert James “Bert” Hardie (1869-1933)

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Born in Ontario on 21 June 1869, his parents died at an early age and his childhood was spent with an aunt and uncle at Tilsonburg, Ontario. On 25 December 1892, he married Nellie Irene Becker and, soon after, they moved to Winnipeg where he found work as an accountant with the Manitoba Free Press. Six years later, he joined the Toronto Type Foundry Company, succeeding J. C. Crome as Manager. He held the position until his death.

He had six children: Techa Irene Hardie (b 1894), Marion Lucille Hardie (1898-1933), James Leonard Hardie (1898-1901), Jean Evelyn Hardie (b 1900), Nellie Becker Hardie (b 1904), and Edith Leonore Hardie (b 1907, daughter-in-law of C. D. Stovel). He was a member of the Winnipeg Press Club, Graphic Arts Association, Elmhurst Golf Club, Carleton Club, and Fort Rouge United Church.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 999 Grosvenor Avenue, on 6 May 1933 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Toronto Type Foundry Building (175 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Herbert J. Hardie resident of city for 40 years, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1933, page 19.

Obituary [Marion Lucille Hardie], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1933, page 18.

We thank Erik Kamermans for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 July 2011

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