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Memorable Manitobans: Cornelius W. Wiebe (1893-1999)

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Cornelius W. Wiebe
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Physician, MLA (1933-1936).

Born at Altona, he was educated at Wesley College, the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Medical College (graduating in 1924). He began to practise medicine in Winkler in 1925. During the course of his medical career, which ended in 1978, he delivered more than 6,000 babies, often after journeys by sleigh to farm homes. He served as Liberal MLA from 1932 to 1936, founded Bethel Hospital in Winkler in 1935, and established a school for mentally challenged children in Winkler. He was President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1945) and the Manitoba Medical Association (1952-1953). Wiebe served on the Winkler School Board from 1929 to 1953 and was a life member of the Liberal Party. He received a Manitoba Golden Boy Award (1967) and was inducted into the Order of Canada (1999).

See also:

Cornelius W. Wiebe: A Beloved Physician by Mavis Reimer, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1983.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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