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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Lam (1911-1988)


Born at Victoria, BC on 9 December 1911, he became the first Chinese-Canadian to be ordained to the Anglican priesthood, in 1942. Five years later, he led the delegation whose presentation to the British Columbia Legislature resulted in the franchise for the Chinese there. In 1957, he came to Winnipeg, serving faithfully in various parishes in the city and being involved in community causes such as Age and Opportunity Inc., and in his ministry to the elderly. He died at Winnipeg on 11 July 1988.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 13 July 1988, page 34.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 21 October 2009

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