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Memorable Manitobans: Judges of Manitoba

The Court of Queen’s Bench (also known as the Court of King’s Bench, depending on the gender of the reigning monarch) was established in 1872 from its predecessor, the Manitoba Supreme Court. Its first two Justices were Louis Betournay and James McKeagney. The court also had appellate jurisdiction until this was transferred to the Court of Appeal in 1906. Joseph Dubuc, who was the Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench at the time of the creation of the Court of Appeal, continued to be Chief Justice of Manitoba until his retirement. Thereafter, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal is also the Chief Justice of Manitoba.

Judges in the Court of Appeal, Court of King’s or Queen’s Bench, and the former County Court / Surrogate Court (amalgamated with Queen’s Bench in 1984) are appointed and paid by the Canadian federal government, whereas those of the Provincial Court are appointed and paid by the Manitoba provincial government. The Police Court function has been assumed by the preceding courts so it no longer exists.

The Provincial Court was created on 1 January 1973, before which cases were handled by local magistrates and justices of the peace. The Provincial Court is the only Manitoba court with an exclusively original jurisdiction, hearing all its cases for the first time but no appeals.

Until recently, the Manitoba Provincial Courts included part-time as well as full-time judges. Not all part-time judges are included in the following list. As well, some judges of the Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal were, prior to their appointment to federal courts, also part-time Provincial Court judges. These appointments are not denoted in the list.

Judge

Court

Rank

Appointed

Retired / Status

Douglas N. Abra

QB

Puisne Judge

10 July 2007

current

John Evans Adamson (1884-1961)

QB

Puisne Judge

1 May 1922

1 March 1961

CA

Puisne Judge

30 January 1948

13 January 1955

Chief Justice

24 January 1955

1 March 1961

Frank Dennison Allen (1927-1998)

PC

Judge

1 December 1980

31 October 1996

Herbert Lawrence “Larry” Allen

PC

Judge

29 January 2009

current

Laurie P. Allen

QB

Puisne Judge

6 October 1998

13 April 2015 (supernumerary)

Rudy Anderson

PC

Part-time Judge

?

31 March 1998

Francesco “Frank” Aquila

PC

Judge

21 December 1994

28 February 2000

QB

Puisne Judge

28 February 2000

1 January 2016 (supernumerary)

William Davis Ardagh (1828-1893)

CC

Judge

11 July 1883

April 1893

George Thomas Armstrong (1881-1941)

CC

Judge

1 June 1929

9 September 1941

Jaroslaw William Arsenych (1889-1953)

CC

Judge

30 December 1947

29 June 1953

Philip Langlois Ashdown

PC

Judge

25 June 1973

31 December 2001

John Farquhar Bain (1849-1905)

QB

Puisne Judge

15 November 1887

12 May 1905

Gordon Jacob Barkman

CC

Judge

27 April 1972

18 July 1983

Chief Judge

18 July 1983

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

2 May 2001

Gregory Barrett (1867-1952)

CC

Judge

27 January 1917

31 December 1943

QB

Puisne Judge

1935

?

Michael Baryluk (1915-1998)

PC

Judge

17 June 1968

1 August 1985

Francis Martin Bastin (1896-1986)

QB

Puisne Judge

21 October 1959

25 December 1971

Holly C. Beard

QB

Puisne Judge

27 November 1992

9 September 2009

CA

Puisne Judge

9 September 2009

current

Joseph Thomas Beaubien (1886-1957)

QB

Puisne Judge

30 January 1948

27 August 1952

CA

Puisne Judge

27 August 1952

26 March 1957

Nicholas DuBois Dominic Beck (1857-1928)

SCC

Puisne Judge

1907

?

Leon Hermisdas “Leo” Benard (1899-1977)

CC

Judge

16 April 1961

1974

Hjalmar August Bergman (1881-1948)

CA

Puisne Judge

18 March 1944

20 January 1948

Leon Marc Alexandre Bernier (1886-1961)

CC

Judge

25 January 1950

12 February 1961

Joseph Bernier (1874-1951)

CC

Judge

14 June 1933

30 November 1949

Louis Bétournay (1825-1879)

QB

Puisne Judge

31 October 1872

30 October 1879

Sadie Bond

QB

Puisne Judge

11 April 2014

current

Angus Lorne Bonnycastle (1873-1941)

CC

Judge

18 December 1917

9 September 1941

Claudia Myrna Bowman (1932-2004)

PC

Part-time Judge

?

13 October 1983

QB

Puisne Judge

13 October 1983

March 2004

Donald P. Bryk

QB

Puisne Judge

16 February 1999

16 February 2014 (supernumerary)

Arthur Gordon Buckingham (1885-1961)

CC

Judge

1 January 1944

April 1960

Cyril Buckingham

PC

Judge

1955

1983

William J. Burnett

QB

Puisne Judge

9 September 2009

3 February 2011

Associate Chief Justice

3 February 2011

7 March 2013

CA

Puisne Judge

7 March 2013

current

Diana M. Cameron

QB

Puisne Judge

4 February 2011

2 November 2012

CA

Puisne Judge

2 November 2012

current

John Donald Cameron (1858-1923)

QB

Puisne Judge

21 January 1908

26 March 1923

CA

Puisne Judge

27 April 1909

26 March 1923

Archibald Charles Clark Campbell (1875-1955)

PC

Judge

September 1934

March 1945

Arnold Munroe Campbell (1892-1963)

QB

Puisne Judge

11 September 1947

13 February 1962

Catherine Carlson

PC

Judge

22 November 2006

current

Robert M. Carr

PC

Part-time Judge

?

13 October 1983

QB

Puisne Judge

13 October 1983

14 December 2006 (supernumerary)

Kenneth Champagne

PC

Judge

13 April 2005

current

Chief Judge

10 July 2009

current (term expires 9 July 2016)

Sandra L. Chapman

PC

Judge

4 August 2009

current

Gérald L. Chartier

QB

Puisne Judge

30 September 2010

current

Michel L. J. Chartier

PC

Judge

17 September 2007

18 March 2016

Associate Chief Judge

18 September 2009

9 August 2013

Richard J. F. Chartier

PC

Judge

16 August 1993

22 November 2006

CA

Puisne Judge

22 November 2006

8 March 2013

Chief Justice

8 March 2013

current

Lindy Choy

PC

Judge

12 June 2015

current

Albert L. “Ab” Clearwater

QB

Puisne Judge

12 March 1992

10 July 2007 (supernumerary)

Stephen Emmett Clement (1867-1947)

CC

Judge

7 February 1927

1 January 1944

Sydney Cohan

PC

Judge

1976

31 March 1998

Bernard Raymond Coleman (1915-1993)

CC

Judge

1 November 1966

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

30 June 1990

Howard Collerman

PC

Judge

1 July 1975

4 January 2008

Brian G. Colli

PC

Judge

21 September 1994

30 May 2014

Senior Judge

2 July 2014

current

John Combs

PC

Judge

26 March 2003

current

Arnold Jerome Conner (1942-2010)

PC

Judge

17 November 1976

3 December 2005

David Coppleman (c1936-2002)

PC

Judge

15 October 1975

8 September 2002

Brian M. Corrin

PC

Judge

4 March 1988

current

John Garrett Cory (1875-1948)

CC

Judge

18 February 1924

3 November 1948

Frederick W. Coward

PC

Judge

1 May 1970

1 March 1978

James Bowes Coyne (1878-1965)

CA

Puisne Judge

10 December 1946

31 August 1959

Raymond Joseph Barrett Cramer (?-2003)

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

27 April 1999

Thomas Dickey Cumberland (1853-1939)

CC

Judge

7 June 1893

1926

Robert G. Cummings

PC

Judge

28 September 1994

31 July 2008

QB

Puisne Judge

31 July 2008

current

John Philpot Curran (1858-1928)

QB

Puisne Judge

24 October 1912

9 January 1928

Kathlyn Mary A. Curtis

PC

Judge

28 February 2001

19 April 2013

Senior Judge

19 April 2013

current

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

CC

Judge

1909

1911

Wallace Michael Darichuk (1938-2017)

PC

Judge

1 August 1963

17 January 1977

CC

Judge

17 January 1977

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

4 April 2005

Cheryl Marlene Davidson (1951-1997)

QB

Puisne Judge

28 August 1989

1997

Alexander Dawson (1849-1928)

CC

Judge

13 August 1907

25 February 1928

Wilfred Robert DeGraves (1928-2015)

QB

Puisne Judge

4 October 1985

28 March 2003

Joseph Louis A. Deniset (1919-1983)

QB

Puisne Judge

18 January 1965

1983

Robert Maxwell Dennistoun (1864-1952)

CA

Puisne Judge

2 July 1918

30 October 1946

Cynthia A. Devine

PC

Judge

24 July 2012

current

Susan V. Devine

PC

Judge

4 March 1988

4 April 2009

Archibald Stewart Dewar (1916-2001)

QB

Chief Justice

15 August 1973

1 July 1985

Robert A. Dewar

QB

Puisne Judge

9 September 2009

current

Robyn M. Diamond

QB

Puisne Judge

5 October 1989

26 February 2011 (supernumerary)

Robert George Brian Dickson (1916-1998)

QB

Puisne Judge

31 October 1963

13 June 1967

CA

Puisne Judge

13 June 1967

29 March 1973

SCC

Puisne Judge

29 March 1973

19 April 1984

Chief Justice

19 April 1984

30 June 1990

William James Donovan (1875-1949)

QB

Puisne Judge

30 March 1928

26 May 1949

Lori A. Douglas

QB

Puisne Judge

19 May 2005

14 May 2009

Associate Chief Justice

14 May 2009

22 May 2015

Donovan J. Dovorak

PC

Judge

27 February 2013

current

Robert B. Doyle

QB

Puisne Judge

28 February 2000

current

Jack Peter Drapack

PC

Judge

14 June 1982

13 December 2002

Ian Ventress Dubienski (1921-1998)

PC

Judge

1 August 1961

1 February 1989

Senior Judge

1 January 1974

16 November 1983

Associate Chief Justice

16 November 1983

18 January 1988

Acting Chief Judge

18 January 1988

1 November 1988

Joseph Dubuc (1840-1914)

QB

Puisne Judge

13 November 1879

8 August 1903

Chief Justice

8 August 1903

15 November 1909

Allan D. Dueck

QB

Puisne Judge

9 May 2014

current

John Alton Duncan (1932-2007)

QB

Puisne Judge

1 March 1991

7 April 2006

Kaye E. Dunlop

QB

Puisne Judge

26 June 2015

current

Armand Dureault

PC

Judge

?

13 March 1974

CC

Judge

13 March 1974

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

4 October 1998

Léa A. Duval

PC

Judge

4 March 1988

30 April 2001

QB

Puisne Judge

27 November 1992

6 September 2011

Paul Guyot DuVal (1893-1970)

QB

Puisne Judge

1 February 1951

31 December 1958

Donovan J. Dvorak

PC

Judge

27 February 2013

current

Andrew Knox Dysart (1875-1952)

QB

Puisne Judge

3 October 1921

24 July 1952

CA

Puisne Judge

11 September 1947

24 July 1952

James Edmond

QB

Puisne Judge

1 October 2013

current

Judith Ann Elliott

PC

Judge

26 July 2000

1 January 2013

Senior Judge

21 December 2012

current

John Johann Enns

PC

Judge

17 June 1968

22 May 1999

A. Catherine Everett

PC

Judge

20 May 1998

22 November 2006

QB

Puisne Judge

22 November 2006

current

Stanley Harrison Fahrni (1889-1975)

CC

Judge

December 1943

1967

Lorne Paterson Ferg (1924-1985)

CC

Judge

2 November 1967

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

14 February 1985

Patrick David Ferg (1927-1998)

CC

Judge

26 August 1975

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

31 October 1994

William Graham Ferguson (1896-1964)

QB

Puisne Judge

7 April 1960

1 November 1963

Robin A. Finlayson

PC

Judge

31 January 2006

current

Allan H. Fitch

PC

Judge

8 June 1977

?

Henry Woodhull “Harry” Forrest (1916-2013)

PC

Judge

1 June 1974

1992

Martin H. Freedman

CA

Puisne Judge

16 July 2002

12 September 2012

Samuel Freedman (1908-1993)

QB

Puisne Judge

8 April 1952

10 March 1960

CA

Puisne Judge

10 March 1960

22 March 1971

Chief Justice

22 March 1971

15 April 1983

Charles Percy Fullerton (1870-1938)

CA

Puisne Judge

20 July 1917

13 August 1931

Kenneth J. Galanchuk

QB

Puisne Judge

11 October 1991

4 June 1998

Alexander Casimir Galt (1853-1936)

QB

Puisne Judge

24 October 1912

18 March 1933

Marvin Franklin Garfinkel

PC

Judge

5 December 1979

current

Senior Judge

31 July 2014

current

Wanda M. Garreck

PC

Judge

19 November 2008

current

Alan Graeme Stuart Garson (c1937-1994)

PC

Judge

3 March 1973

1 November 1980

Rodney Garson

PC

Judge

14 December 2006

16 August 2008

John Milton George (1887-1972)

CC

Judge

23 October 1941

May 1966

Brian Dale Giesbrecht

PC

Judge

25 August 1976

7 May 2007

Linda Marie Giesbrecht (1952-2013)

PC

Judge

4 March 1988

18 June 2010

Julian Rudolph Glowacki (1921-2002)

PC

Part-time Judge

March 1977

15 April 1978

Theodore M. “Ted” Glowacki

CC

Judge

6 October 1983

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

5 November 2004

Marilyn E. Goldberg

QB

Puisne Judge

16 July 2002

current

Gilbert Raymond “Gil” Goodman (1934-2013)

QB

Puisne Judge

23 March 1984

21 November 2009

Candace Grammond

QB

Puisne Judge

20 October 2016

current

Shawn D. Greenberg

QB

Puisne Judge

28 October 2003

current

Roger J. C. Gregoire

PC

Judge

11 January 1990

29 September 2009

Sylvia J. Guertin-Riley

QB

Puisne Judge

26 July 1995

16 September 2011 (supernumerary)

John P. Guy

PC

Judge

15 May 1989

current

Associate Chief Judge

18 October 2013

17 October 2020

Robert DuVal Guy (1912-1985)

CA

Puisne Judge

1 March 1961

30 April 1979

Harold Ffolliott Gyles (1927-2010)

PC

Judge

1 January 1963

15 February 1968

Chief Judge

15 February 1968

1 May 1989

Alexander Haggart (1848-1927)

CA

Puisne Judge

3 April 1912

1 November 1920

Gordon Clarke Hall (1921-1990)

QB

Puisne Judge

18 January 1965

14 May 1971

CA

Puisne Judge

14 May 1971

15 April 1989

Alvin Chown Hamilton (1926-2014)

QB

Puisne Judge

1 January 1972

31 October 1983

Associate Chief Justice

31 October 1983

15 March 1993

Barbara M. Hamilton

QB

Puisne Judge

26 July 1995

16 July 2002

CA

Puisne Judge

16 July 2002

1 January 2014 (supernumerary)

Frank Alvin Earnest Hamilton (1881-1964)

PC

Judge

1925

January 1947

Kenneth R. Hanssen

QB

Puisne Judge

23 March 1984

5 January 2008 (supernumerary)

Christine Harapiak

PC

Judge

13 April 2005

current

David Bruce Harkness (1872-1948)

PC

Judge

1 December 1922

31 October 1925

Raymond Hamilton Harris (1926-2016)

PC

Judge

10 February 1972

31 December 1997

Dale Harvey

PC

Judge

10 July 2013

current

Mary Kathleen Harvie

PC

Judge

26 July 2000

current

Associate Chief Judge

18 September 2002

17 September 2009

Gwen B. Hatch

QB

Puisne Judge

6 June 2013

current

Emerson Jonathan Heaney (1889-1963)

CC

Judge

January 1947

1959

Robert M. Heinrichs

PC

Judge

1 September 2009

current

Bonnie M. Helper

PC

Judge

1 July 1978

13 October 1983

QB

Puisne Judge

13 October 1983

30 June 1989

CA

Puisne Judge

30 June 1989

4 April 2002

Catherine Hembroff

PC

Judge

16 July 2014

current

Benjamin Hewak

CC

Judge

29 July 1971

20 September 1977

QB

Puisne Judge

20 September 1977

22 August 1985

Chief Justice

22 August 1985

1 January 2003

Shauna Hewitt-Michta

PC

Judge

29 January 2009

current

Associate Chief Judge

2 August 2013

1 August 2020

A. Aubrey “Oz” Hirschfield (1924-2008)

QB

Puisne Judge

22 August 1985

10 January 1999

Hector Mansfield Howell (1842-1918)

CA

Puisne Judge

23 July 1906

7 April 1918

Chief Justice

15 November 1909

7 April 1918

Murray W. Howell

PC

Judge

1 August 1985

20 October 2006

Charles Richard Huband

CA

Puisne Judge

20 February 1979

23 February 2007

Alain Huberdeau

PC

Judge

24 September 2014

current

Albert Blellock Hudson (1875-1947)

SCC

Puisne Judge

1936

6 January 1947

John MacLean Hunt (1920-1984)

QB

Puisne Judge

22 November 1966

1 September 1982

Allan James

PC

Judge

2 March 1978

31 December 1992 (supernumerary)

Gerald Oliver Jewers

CC

Judge

24 November 1977

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

19 May 2007

Ross Adair Johnston

PC

Judge

15 February 1969

1 July 1994

William R. Johnston

QB

Puisne Judge

30 July 2009

current

Glenn D. Joyal

PC

Judge

25 November 1998

2 March 2007

CA

Puisne Judge

2 March 2007

22 June 2007

QB

Puisne Judge

22 June 2007

22 January 2009

Associate Chief Justice

22 January 2009

3 February 2011

Chief Justice

3 February 2011

current

Morris Kaufman

QB

Puisne Judge

6 October 1998

15 November 2010 (supernumerary)

Clarence Garfield Keith (1881-1964)

CC

Judge

1 December 1949

30 May 1957

Clarence Irving Keith (1908-1989)

CC

Judge

19 October 1964

1983

John Joseph Kelly (1898-1952)

QB

Puisne Judge

10 August 1949

2 April 1952

Daniel Patrick “Dan” Kennedy (1939-2017)

CC

Judge

30 August 1978

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

30 August 2009

John Cochrane Kerr (1920-?)

CC

Judge

1 May 1960

1 December 1976

Brenda L. Keyser

QB

Puisne Judge

3 October 1995

4 April 2014 (supernumerary)

James Frederick Kilgour (1874-1931)

QB

Puisne Judge

8 September 1927

27 November 1931

Albert Clements Killam (1849-1908)

QB

Puisne Judge

3 February 1885

23 July 1903

Chief Justice

15 April 1889

8 August 1903

SCC

Puisne Judge

8 August 1903

6 February 1905

Timothy J. P. Killeen

PC

Judge

24 July 2012

current

Edwin Charles Kimelman (1925-2007)

PC

Judge

28 May 1975

2 July 1999

Senior Judge

1 July 1977

16 November 1983

Associate Chief Judge

16 November 1983

1 July 1994

Robert Lionel Kopstein (1932-2014)

PC

Judge

15 September 1971

15 April 2006

Anne Krahn

PC

Judge

5 June 2013

current

C. Ruth Krindle

CC

Judge

18 September 1980

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

8 April 2002

David J. Kroft

QB

Puisne Judge

20 October 2016

current

Guy Joseph Kroft

QB

Puisne Judge

20 February 1979

1 February 1993

CA

Puisne Judge

1 February 1993

31 October 2006

Henri Lacerte (1889-1968)

PC

Judge

?

?

Sheldon W. Lanchbery

QB

Puisne Judge

6 June 2013

current

Janice leMaistre

PC

Judge

22 November 2006

26 June 2015

Associate Chief Judge

10 September 2009

26 June 2015

CA

Puisne Judge

26 June 2015

current

Sidney B. Lerner

PC

Judge

4 August 1999

current

Walter Jacobson Lindal (1887-1976)

CC

Judge

24 January 1942

22 April 1962

Theodore Joseph Lismer

PC

Judge

17 January 1977

current

Donald Mark Little

QB

Puisne Judge

10 February 1998

current

Charles Holland Locke (1887-1980)

SCC

Puisne Judge

3 June 1947

16 September 1962

Corbet Locke (1854-1932)

CC

Judge

15 November 1894

1 February 1929

George Hepworth Lockwood (1923-2002)

PC

Judge

21 February 1973

30 August 1978

CC

Judge

30 August 1978

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

30 April 1994

Tracey M. Lord

PC

Judge

19 November 2008

current

Sterling Rufus Lyon (1927-2010)

CA

Puisne Judge

19 December 1986

30 January 2002

Daniel Alexander Macdonald (1858-1937)

QB

Puisne Judge

23 July 1906

28 October 1937

Chief Justice

8 September 1927

28 October 1937

Ambrose Roy MacDonell (1901-1966)

CC

Judge

1 January 1944

30 January 1966

Alan D. MacInnes

PC

Part-time Judge

4 July 1979

27 November 1992

QB

Puisne Judge

27 November 1992

10 July 2007

CA

Puisne Judge

10 July 2007

31 December 2010 (supernumerary)

Joan A. MacPhail

QB

Puisne Judge

22 January 2009

current

Neil Gerard MacPhee (1918-2014)

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

19 December 1979 (supernumerary)

Ewan Alexander MacPherson (1878-1954)

QB

Chief Justice

23 November 1937

18 March 1944

CA

Chief Justice

18 March 1944

18 November 1954

Christopher J. Mainella

QB

Puisne Judge

4 October 2012

1 October 2013

CA

Puisne Judge

1 October 2013

current

William James Major (1881-1953)

QB

Puisne Judge

14 March 1941

31 July 1951

Francis M. “Mac” Manwaring

PC

Judge

1 September 1960

2 July 1997

William “Wild Bill” Marantz

PC

Judge

?

28 January 1987

David Marr

PC

Part-time

2 September 1977

31 March 1998

Christopher W. Martin

QB

Puisne Judge

22 January 2009

current

Lee Ann M. Martin

PC

Judge

17 September 2007

current

William Robert Martin

PC

Judge

1 May 1970

1 July 1994

Roy Joseph Matas (1920-1986)

QB

Puisne Judge

13 June 1967

15 August 1973

CA

Puisne Judge

15 August 1973

1986

Thomas Graham Mathers (1859-1927)

QB

Puisne Judge

24 August 1905

15 August 1927

Chief Justice

7 February 1910

15 August 1927

Florence Antoinette Matthews (c1930-2012)

PC

?

?

?

Jane Mauer

PC

Part-time

1 November 1977

28 January 1987

Harold Frederick Maulson (1876-1952)

CC

Judge

3 November 1919

August 1928

Ralph Maybank (1890-1965)

QB

Puisne Judge

31 July 1951

?

Jean McBride

PC

Judge

18 June 2008

current

Deborah J. McCawley

QB

Puisne Judge

16 September 1997

26 May 2014 (supernumerary)

Bruce Phipps McDonald (1918-2005)

PC

Judge

17 January 1962

6 December 1993

Malcolm W. McDonald

PC

Judge

3 February 2010

current

James Charles McKeagney (1815-1879)

QB

Puisne Judge

7 October 1872

14 September 1879

Joan G. McKelvey

QB

Puisne Judge

27 September 2001

current

Kael McKenzie

PC

Judge

December 2015

current

Alexander Nugent McPherson (1857-1938)

CC

Judge

27 December 1923

1933

Gordon B. McTavish

PC

Judge

27 September 1971

2 July 1999

John A. Menzies

QB

Puisne Judge

7 August 1996

current

Gerald W. J. Mercier

QB

Puisne Judge

5 October 1989

1 April 1993

Associate Chief Justice

1 April 1993

7 April 2014

Thomas Llewellyn Metcalfe (1870-1922)

QB

Puisne Judge

22 May 1909

2 April 1922

CA

Puisne Judge

3 October 1921

2 April 1922

Ronald Jerome Meyers (1933-2010)

PC

Judge

1 November 1977

4 January 2010

Charles Julius Mickle (1848-1919)

CC

Judge

18 June 1909

October 1919

Brian C. Midwinter

PC

Judge

18 October 2006

18 June 2008

QB

Puisne Judge

18 June 2008

18 September 2014

Bruce Harold Miller (c1950-2004)

PC

Judge

21 December 1994

13 April 2005

Associate Chief Judge

15 March 1995

13 April 2005

Acting Chief Judge

24 October 2001

10 July 2002

Calvert Charlton Miller (1899-1978)

QB

Puisne Judge

19 February 1959

21 October 1959

CA

Puisne Judge

21 October 1959

1 March 1961

Chief Justice

1 March 1961

1 February 1967

Clive Miller (1928-2008)

CC

Judge

8 November 1979

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

20 June 1991

James Andrew Miller (1839-1886)

QB

Puisne Judge

20 October 1880

3 December 1882

Samuel “Sam” Minuk (1927-2015)

PC

Judge

7 July 1970

4 March 2005

Lore Marie Mirwaldt

QB

Puisne Judge

20 October 2016

current

Lawrence Ross “Lawrie” Mitchell (c1931-1997)

PC

Judge

1 November 1968

1 July 1994

Kelly Moar

PC

Judge

13 April 2005

current

William Austin Molloy (1917-1988)

CC

Judge

1 December 1956

23 August 1978

Alfred Maurice Monnin (1920-2013)

QB

Puisne Judge

18 April 1957

1 January 1962

CA

Puisne Judge

1 January 1962

16 April 1983

Chief Justice

16 April 1983

31 January 1990

Marc Maurice Monnin

QB

Puisne Judge

27 August 1997

26 March 2003

Chief Justice

26 March 2003

3 February 2011

CA

Puisne Judge

3 February 2011

current

Michel A. Monnin

QB

Puisne Judge

23 March 1984

3 August 1995

CA

Puisne Judge

3 August 1995

1 July 2013 (supernumerary)

John Percival “Price” Montague (1882-1966)

QB

Puisne Judge

11 March 1932

1 February 1951

CA

Puisne Judge

1 February 1951

1 September 1959

James Ignatius Morkin (1882-1971)

CC

Judge

1 December 1949

1 December 1956

Ronald Joseph Morlock (1930-2009)

PC

Judge

8 June 1977

1 July 1994

Alexander Morris (1826-1889)

QB

Chief Justice

2 July 1872

1 December 1872

Peter Scott Morse

QB

Puisne Judge

27 March 1975

1 May 2002

Francis Creighton “Frank” Muldoon (1930-2013)

FC

Judge

1983

?

Joseph A. Mullally

QB

Puisne Judge

21 June 1984

7 April 2007

Thomas Joseph Murray (1875-1954)

PC

Judge

August 1934

1946

Robert Hill Myers (1856-1921)

CC

Judge

14 January 1903

16 November 1921

Rodney H. Mykle

PC

Judge

20 May 1975

22 September 1989

QB

Puisne Judge

22 September 1989

30 August 2012

Charles Kenning Newcombe (1943-2015)

PC

Judge

1 February 1980

23 July 2008

Frank Wright Newman (1900-1977)

CC

Judge

23 November 1962

28 June 1977

Israel Nitikman (1905-1988)

QB

Puisne Judge

2 February 1962

25 June 1980

Winston Ewart “Wynn” Norton (?-2011)

PC

Judge

7 July 1980

28 April 2003

Nathan Nurgitz

QB

Puisne Judge

10 February 1993

15 September 2008

Jeffrey J. Oliphant

QB

Puisne Judge

22 August 1985

31 August 2013

Joseph Francis O’Sullivan (1927-1992)

CA

Puisne Judge

24 July 1975

1 December 1992

George Paterson (1857-1923)

CC

Judge

21 March 1911

August 1923

William Egerton Perdue (1850-1933)

QB

Puisne Judge

25 August 1903

30 December 1929

CA

Puisne Judge

23 July 1906

25 May 1918

Chief Justice

25 May 1918

30 December 1929

Shane I. Perlmutter

QB

Puisne Judge

4 February 2011

current

QB

Associate Chief Justice

7 March 2013

current

Kenneth Brian Peters

PC

Judge

21 February 1973

1 September 2004

Jennifer Ann Pfuetzner

QB

Puisne Judge

2014

26 June 2015

CA

Puisne Judge

26 June 2015

current

Alan Reed Philp

CC

Chief Judge

15 August 1973

5 May 1983

CA

Puisne Judge

5 May 1983

3 August 2005

Cecil Bray Philp (1891-1991)

CC

Judge

31 August 1949

19 October 1964

Frank Hedley Phippen (1863-1932)

CA

Puisne Judge

23 July 1906

15 April 1909

Anthony John Pilutik

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

6 February 1976

Robert L. “Rocky” Pollack

PC

Judge

15 December 2006

current

James Emile Pierre Prendergast (1858-1945)

CC

Judge

5 June 1897

January 1903

QB

Puisne Judge

7 February 1910

18 March 1944

CA

Puisne Judge

1 May 1922

30 December 1929

Chief Justice

30 December 1929

18 March 1944

Timothy Preston

PC

Judge

30 April 2003

current

Louis Arthur Prud’Homme (1853-1941)

CC

Judge

31 August 1885

February 1925

Heather R. Pullan

PC

Judge

21 December 1994

current

Todd Rambow

PC

Judge

8 December 2016

current

Doreen Redhead

PC

Judge

4 April 2007

current

Herbert Rempel

QB

Puisne Judge

2 December 2011

current

Isaac Rice (1911-1969)

PC

Judge

1955

1969

Arthur Allan Rich (1922-2000)

PC

Part-time

1969

31 March 1998

Albert Elswood Richards (1848-1917)

QB

Puisne Judge

1 May 1899

23 July 1906

CA

Puisne Judge

23 July 1906

27 May 1917

Stephen Elswood Richards (1878-1950)

CA

Judge

11 March 1932

17 October 1950

Lawrence Ring

PC

Judge

2 September 1977

1987

Marianne Rivoalen

QB

Puisne Judge

2 February 2005

22 May 2015

Associate Chief Justice

22 May 2015

current

Hugh Amos Robson (1871-1945)

QB

Puisne Judge

23 June 1910

May 1912

CA

Puisne Judge

31 December 1929

18 March 1944

QB

Chief Justice

18 March 1944

9 July 1945

Carena Roller

PC

Judge

17 September 2007

current

Gerard Roozendaal

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

1976

Donald Alexander Ross (?-?)

CC

Judge

14 October 1953

1967

Marshall Rothstein

 

FC

Puisne Judge

1992

1999

FCA

Puisne Judge

1999

1 March 2006

SCC

Puisne Judge

1 March 2006

current

Joseph Louis Phillippe Roy (?-1963)

CC

Judge

11 February 1925

January 1950

Charles Nathan Rubin

PC

Judge

6 July 1966

20 April 2007

Manly Rusen

PC

Part-time Judge

1975

31 March 1998

Joseph O’Connell Ryan (1841-1938)

CC

Judge

5 July 1882

31 December 1916

Nellie McNichol “Nic” Sanders (1906-1990)

PC

Judge

August 1957

21 January 1987

Fred H. Sandhu

PC

Judge

30 April 2003

6 July 2012

Senior Judge

14 August 2012

current

Richard A. Saull

QB

Puisne Judge

10 February 2010

current

Dale C. Schille

PC

Judge

19 May 2010

current

Perry W. Schulman

QB

Puisne Judge

28 May 1993

1 July 2008 (supernumerary)

Ivan Schultz (1891-1974)

CA

Puisne Judge

13 January 1955

22 November 1966

Sidney I. Schwartz

CC

Judge

18 July 1983

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

5 April 2004

John Ambrose Scollin (1927-2015)

QB

Puisne Judge

16 July 1981

1 November 1999

Richard Jamieson Scott

QB

Puisne Judge

28 June 1985

4 October 1985

Associate Chief Justice

4 October 1985

31 July 1990

CA

Chief Justice

31 July 1990

1 March 2013

John Morgan Scurfield (1951-2009)

QB

Puisne Judge

16 July 2002

14 November 2009

Karen I. Simonsen

QB

Puisne Judge

9 December 2004

current

Vern Simonsen

QB

Puisne Judge

30 September 1982

5 October 1997

Frank Elgin Simpson (1879-1947)

CC

Judge

28 August 1928

25 August 1947

C. Murray Sinclair

PC

Associate Chief Judge

4 March 1988

31 January 2001

QB

Puisne Judge

31 January 2001

2 April 2016

Donald R. Slough

PC

Judge

28 July 2010

current

Charles Rhodes Smith (1896-1993)

QB

Puisne Judge

25 May 1963

22 November 1966

CA

Puisne Judge

22 November 1966

13 June 1967

Chief Justice

13 June 1967

19 March 1971

Frank G. Smith (c1916-1990)

PC

Judge

?

?

James Gordon “Jim” Smith (1932-2001)

CC

Judge

6 April 1982

1 July 1984

QB

Puisne Judge

1 July 1984

1 November 1998

Marva J. Smith

PC

Judge

27 October 1999

6 July 2012

Senior Judge

14 August 2012

current

Robert Smith (1839-1885)

QB

Puisne Judge

27 June 1884

19 January 1885

John Roman Solomon (1910-1985)

CC

Puisne Judge

18 April 1957

14 May 1971

QB

Puisne Judge

14 May 1971

30 November 1983

Harvey Dennis Sparling (1896-1976)

PC

Judge

1957

1962

Lori T. Spivak

QB

Puisne Judge

19 May 2005

current

Richard Alexander Stacpoole (1868-1948)

CC

Judge

17 July 1924

1 January 1944

Lynn A. Stannard

PC

Judge

4 August 1999

current

Freda M. Steel

QB

Puisne Judge

3 October 1995

28 February 2000

CA

Puisne Judge

28 February 2000

1 May 2014 (supernumerary)

Kristjan Fredric Stefanson (1944-2016)

PC

Judge

1 September 1979

28 May 1993

Chief Judge

1 November 1988

28 May 1993

QB

Puisne Judge

28 May 1993

20 November 2008 (supernumerary)

Bjorn “Bjossi” Stefansson (1888-1963)

PC

Judge

c1945

c1961

Brent D. Stewart

PC

Judge

15 April 1998

current

Alexander John Stringer (1903-1969)

PC

Judge

November 1959

1969

Lewis St. George Stubbs (1878-1958)

CC

Judge

3 April 1922

1933

Roy St. George Stubbs (1907-1995)

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

31 July 1982

P. Colleen Suche

QB

Puisne Judge

16 July 2002

current

Wesley Herbert Swail

PC

Judge

1 January 1981

3 February 2006

Krystyna D. Tarwid

PC

Judge

6 July 1994

22 January 2013

Fawcett Gowler Taylor (1878-1940)

QB

Puisne Judge

28 March 1933

2 January 1940

Thomas Wardlaw Taylor (1833-1917)

QB

Puisne Judge

5 January 1883

22 October 1887

Chief Justice

22 October 1887

1 April 1899

Regan Thatcher

QB

Puisne Judge

26 June 2015

current

John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

CC

Judge

October 1962

?

Murray Thompson

PC

Judge

26 March 2003

current

Associate Chief Judge

2 August 2006

1 August 2013

Richard Ward Thompson

PC

Judge

8 January 1983

11 June 2010

Michael A. Thomson

QB

Puisne Judge

1 June 2007

current

Robert Merle Bruce Toews (1931-1987)

PC

Judge

5 August 1980

2 November 1986

Victor “Vic” Toews

QB

Puisne Judge

6 March 2014

current

George Eric Tritschler (1901-1993)

CA

Puisne Judge

18 April 1957

3 January 1962

QB

Chief Justice

3 January 1962

15 July 1973

Robert Edmond Trudel

PC

Judge

16 January 1967

16 March 1988

Walter Harley Trueman (1870-1951)

CA

Puisne Judge

14 April 1923

1 January 1947

Archibald Kerr Twaddle (1932-2015)

CA

Puisne Judge

22 August 1985

7 November 2007

Patti-Anne L. Umpherville

PC

Judge

17 September 2007

current

David Marr Walker (1835-1920)

CC

Judge

19 August 1892

March 1911

Lewis Wallbridge (1816-1887)

QB

Chief Justice

12 December 1882

20 October 1887

Mary A. Wawrykow (1911-1977)

PC

Judge

1 January 1973

8 June 1977

Judith M. Webster

PC

Judge

15 May 1989

9 June 2006

Chief Judge

15 December 1993

24 October 2001

Henry Walter Whitla (1874-1956)

CC

Judge

14 June 1933

30 November 1949

Margaret I. Wiebe

PC

Judge

12 December 2012

current

Esten Kenneth Williams (1889-1970)

QB

Chief Justice

10 December 1946

2 January 1962

James Edward “Jimmy” Wilson (c1915-1989)

QB

Puisne Judge

6 July 1965

31 August 1988

Edmund Burke Wood (1820-1882)

QB

Chief Justice

11 March 1874

7 October 1882

Walter Scott Wright

QB

Puisne Judge

15 August 1973

1 May 2004

Raymond E. Wyant

PC

Judge

20 May 1998

May 2014

Chief Judge

10 July 2002

9 July 2009

Senior Judge

16 September 2014

current

Douglas D. Yard

QB

Puisne Judge

13 October 1998

14 April 2014

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Magistrates of Manitoba

History of Manitoba Courts by Frederick Read, Manitoba Bar News, Vol. 10, No. 1-2, 1937.

Notes

1. Courts

CA

Court of Appeal

CC

County Court / Surrogate Court

FC

Federal Court

FCA

Federal Court of Appeal

PC

Provincial Court

QB

Court of Queen’s Bench / Court of King’s Bench

SCC

Supreme Court of Canada

2. Ranks: A Puisne Judge is a judge who is not Chief Justice or Associate Chief Justice. A Supernumerary Judge is a federally-appointed judge who has elected, after at least 15 years of service and whose combined age and years of service total at least 80, or whose age exceeds 70 years with at least 10 years of service, to give up their regular judicial duties and have a reduced workload.

Sources:

“New judges named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1972, page 27.

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, 1870-1950: A Biographical History by Dale Brawn, Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2006, 432 pages.

Tales From the Underworld and Other Stories by Roland Penner and Norm Larsen, Winnipeg: Penner and Larsen in association with Heartland Associates, 2009, 192 pages.

Manitoba Courts - Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court.

Judge steps down amid impaired-driving charge,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2016.

New judges appointed to Manitoba court,” CBC News, 20 October 2016.

Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Manitoba,” Department of Justice News Release, 20 October 2016.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Norm Larsen, Pat Bourbonnais, and Robert Dawson for providing additional information used here.

This page was compiled by Gordon Goldsborough with assistance of The Honorable Mr. Justice Robert M. Carr of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and The Honorable Mr. Justice Michel A. Monnin of the Manitoba Court of Appeal.

Page revised: 20 February 2017

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