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Memorable Manitobans: Ida Manning Armstrong (1905-1982)

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Ida Manning Armstrong
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Physician, sportswoman.

Born at Emerson on 2 January 1905, daughter of Mary Campbell (1869-1969) and James William Armstrong, she lived at Gladstone before moving to Winnipeg in 1915 when her father joined the Norris cabinet. She attended Kelvin High School and graduated with a BSc from the University of Manitoba in 1926. She completed her medical degree at the University of Manitoba in 1936, studied in England in 1937-1938, and entered private practice in Winnipeg as an obstetrician and gynecologist. She gave radio lectures for women on medical emergencies during the Second World War. She was active in golf, curling, and bowling. She died at her Winnipeg home, 344 Yale Avenue, on 28 August 1982 and was buried with her family in the Elmwood Cemetery. Her papers are held at the Archives of Manitoba.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1982, page 43.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2021

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