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Memorable Manitobans: Harvey Jason Hassard (1878-1939)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Springfield, Ontario on 8 June 1878, son of Thomas Hassard, he was educated at Streetsville Public School, Parkdale Collegiate, and University of Toronto. He graduated from the latter in 1901 and came to Manitoba, practicing medicine at Sidney for eleven years. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1911 and continued to practice there, specializing in surgery. He also farmed one and three-quarter sections of land. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association and Manitoba Medical Association. He and wife Helena Rose “Lena” West (1879-1930) had a son, Jack Hassard. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Knox Presbyterian Church, Conservative party, and Portage Country Club. A keen canoeist, he was a member of the party that, in 1911, travelled 2,500 miles by canoe and made the first treaty with Creek and Chipawayan Indians at York Factory, Berens River, and Fort Churchill. His recreations included golf, curling, and rifle-shooting. He died at Portage la Prairie on 29 September 1939 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2018

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