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Memorable Manitobans: M. F. R. Irwin (c1877-1925)


Born at Toronto, son of agricultural implements dealer W. F. Irwin, the family came west when he was a boy, living first at Portage la Prairie and later at Brandon where his father represented the Massey-Harris Company in each place. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1905 then started a medical practice at Hartney, Manitoba where he remained for two years, with a short period at Souris.

He came to Winnipeg in 1910 and established a general practice. He was a member of the Masons. An enthusiastic athlete, Irwin served on the executive of the Manitoba Northwestern Hockey League and played lacrosse while at Hartney.

He died at his Winnipeg home on 27 February 1925 was buried in the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Well-Known Physician Is Suddenly Stricken” Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Page revised: 23 April 2010

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