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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Eileen Bulman Abbott (1896-1980)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 July 1896, daughter of William J. Bulman and Lillian Thompson, she attended Gladstone Public School, Kelvin High School, the University of Manitoba (BA, BSc), and Columbia University. She served as the President of the University of Manitoba Students Association (precursor of the modern UMSU) from 1918 to 1919. On 2 January 1925, she was married to A. C. Abbott. She was an active member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Canadian Figure Skating Association, and President (1972) of Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg. She died at Winnipeg on 9 August 1980.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 12 August 1980.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2011

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