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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Ogden Hinch (1926-2002)


Born at Winnipeg on 25 April 1926, son of Reginald and Ethel Hinch, he attended Kelvin High School and the University of Manitoba, receiving from the latter BSc (1948) and MD (1953) degrees. He did two years of postgraduate study in general medicine and surgery at the Deer Lodge Hospital.

In 1955, he moved to Minnedosa where he practiced general medicine for the next 30 years. He retired due to poor health and returned to Winnipeg in 1985 where he practiced part-time at the Manitoba Clinic then served part-time as Assistant Registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, retiring finally in 1992.

While in Minnedosa, he served on the Board of the Rolling River School Division (1968 to 1973) and was its Chair from 1972 to 1973. He was also President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1981). In Winnipeg, he served on the Boards of the Children’s Home of Winnipeg (New Directions) and Child and Family Services of Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 17 February 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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