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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Neville (c1869-1963)

Cleric, curler.

Born at Manchester, England, he came to Canada as a young man and worked as a missionary in lumber camps of northern Ontario and British Columbia. He completed theological training in British Columbia then spent several years working in the BC interior. On 28 May 1896, he married Kezia Shelvey at Victoria. In 1901, they moved from Kamloops, BC to Austin, and later moved to Holland and finally Winnipeg, during which time they had two daughters, including Beatrice Idele Brady. He retired from active ministry in 1941. He was given an honorary doctorate by United College (1949). An avid curler, he was a Life Member and Chaplain of the Manitoba Curling Association (1919-1957) and several curling clubs. He was also President of the Manitoba Conference of the Methodist Church immediately prior to unification in 1925, and Chaplain of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 23 May 1963 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Rev. Neville still curling enthusiast,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1963, page 49.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1963, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2016

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