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Memorable Manitobans: Hector Mackenzie Sutherland (1870-1936)

Lumberman, municipal official.

Born at Golspie, Sutherlandshire, Scotland on 12 June 1870, he emigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of four. His father farmed at Oxford County, Ontario where he was educated in Woodstock schools. After working on the family farm for several years, he became employed with the Rat Portage Lumber Company at Kenora, Ontario. In 1902 he transferred to St. Boniface, later quitting the company to become Vice-President of the Caledonia Box and Manufacturing Company. For the last 12 years of his life, he was Superintendent of the Keewatin Lumber Company.

He served as a St. Boniface alderman for ten years, then Mayor of St. Boniface from 1920 to 1921. A long-time Liberal, he ran unsuccessfully for the Manitoba Legislature in the 1922 general election. He was a charter member of the AF & AM (Norwood Lodge No. 119), a founder of the Heather Curling Club, President of the Norwood Wanderers Football Club, and a member of the Norwood Lawn Bowling Club.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 194 Eugenie Street, on 3 February 1936.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“H. Sutherland of Norwood dies, aged 65,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1936.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2018

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