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Cardinal George Bernard Flahiff
Birth: Oct. 26, 1905
Brant County Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Aug. 22, 1989
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada

Religious Leader. Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Winnipeg from 1961 to 1982, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1969. After three years' study of theology at St. Basil's Seminary in Toronto, Flahiff was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Neil McNeil on August 17, 1930. He then furthered his studies in France at the University of Strasbourg (1930–1931) and at the École des Chartes (1931–1935). Upon his return to Canada, Flahiff taught history and art at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies from 1935 to 1954. During that time, he also served as a professor of history at the University of Toronto (1940–1954) and Secretary of the Institute of Mediaeval Studies (1943–1951). Flahiff became a member of the general council of the Basilian Fathers on July 6, 1948. He was elected local superior of the Basilians on July 1, 1951, and later superior general of the entire congregation on July 6, 1954. Reelected as superior general on June 14, 1960, he also served as President of the Canadian Religious Conference from 1959 to 1961. On March 10, 1961, Flahiff was appointed Archbishop of Winnipeg by Pope John XXIII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 31 from Cardinal James Charles McGuigan, with Archbishops Philip Francis Pocock and Michael Cornelius O'Neill serving as co-consecrators, at St. Michael's Cathedral. He was created a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1969. In 1974, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Flahiff was one of the Council Fathers at Vatican II and played a key role in the writing of several Conciliar documents. The Cardinal Flahiff Building, which is part of University of St. Michael's College within the University of Toronto, is named after him. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
Family links: 
  John J. Flahiff (1867 - 1930)
  Eleanor Rose Fleming Flahiff (1871 - 1916)
  John Joseph Flahiff (1902 - 1903)*
  Edward Waller Flahiff (1903 - 1954)*
  James Norman Flahiff (1904 - 1985)*
  George Bernard Flahiff (1905 - 1989)
  Eleanor Rose-Marie Flahiff Cleary (1908 - 1970)*
  Margaret Mary Theresa Flahiff Carmel (1911 - 1990)*
  Catherine Flahiff (1914 - 1991)*
  John Benedict Flahiff (1916 - 2008)*
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Saint Marys Cemetery
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
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Record added: Mar 16, 2004
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