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Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Manitoba Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the United Church.
From 1884 to the present time, Sheriffs for the C.J.D. and Bailiffs for the County Court of Portage la Prairie have been as follows:
John Setter, John McRobbie, Daniel McLean, George Muir, Richard Butler, Hugh R. Jolly, Robt. H. Home, Ed Calder and
Mr. Jack J. Hassard, whose picture appears here, is a native of Portage Ia Prairie. Many peo ple remember his father, Dr. Harvey J. Hassard, M.D., C.M., FACS, who was a dedicated practi tioner when facilities were far from modern. His mother was the former Helena Rose West,
|J. J. Hass ar d||who was a talented artist. The|
beautiful murals, that she did, are still mentioned by old-timers who knew her.
Sheriff J. J. Hassard was ed uca ted in Portage la Prairie, St.
John's College, Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba and the Win nipeg School of Art. Because of natural talent and the latter training he has been contributing much to guidance, along that line, in Portage la Prairie.
He has been a member of Council of the Manitoba Historical Society (1967 and 1968); member of the Manitoba Arts Council (1968 and 1969); and served as a member of the School Board for four years during the 19505.
NIr. Hassard, as a Lieutenant (Cavalry, Cdn Militia), gave service to our country.
After World War II was over, he was employed by the T.
Eaton Co. Ltd. and Vopni Press Ltd. before being appointed Sheriff and Bailiff in 1958, and in April, 1959, Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Manitoba at Portage la Prairie.
Mr. Hassard married Claire Isabel Millar in 1941, and the union was blessed with a daughter, Christine.