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Memorable Manitobans: Festus S. “Fess” Sharpe (1903-1998)


Born at Boisetown, New Brunswick in 1903 from United Empire Loyalist ancestors from Virginia, he spent his early years on the S. W. Miramachi where he acquired a life-long love of hunting and fishing. He worked in logging camps before joining the Bank of Montreal at St. John as a messenger. He rose through the bank ranks, eventually retiring as Western Superintendent, based at Winnipeg. He served as President of Ducks Unlimited Canada in 1967. He retired to Edmonton, Alberta where he died on 21 February 1998.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 March 1998, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 February 2010

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