Memorable Manitobans: Howard C. Wolfe (1886-1967)
Born at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on 15 September 1886, only son of Andrew S. and Jessie M. Wolfe, he came to western Canada in 1912 and to Winnipeg in 1913 where he worked as a reporter for the Winnipeg Telegram until August 1914. At that time, he enlisted with the 90th Winnipeg Rifles and went overseas with the 8th Battalion. He was taken prisoner at Ypres in April 1915 and was repatriated to Holland in March 1918, returing to Winnipeg in 1919 where he resumed employment with the Telegram. When that paper ceased publication, he moved to the Winnipeg Free Press where he held various position, including Night Editor and City Editor until 1951. From 1952 to 1966, he was an advertising representative for various publications.
He was a member of the Masons (Friendship Lodge No. 165), Winnipeg Press Club (which he served as President), and 8th Battalion Association.
He died at Winnipeg on 24 September 1967 and was buried in the Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1967, page 26.
Winnipeg Press Club Year Book (1968), page 63.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 October 2012
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