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Memorable Manitobans: Byrdye Bjarnason Beckel (1927-2008)

Community worker.

Born at Winnipeg on 29 May 1927, she resided most of her life in East Kildonan. She worked delivering Meals on Wheels and later became Coordinator of Volunteers, she was a representative for the Welcome Wagon, secretary for home welfare and served 21 years as Executive Director of the Christmas Cheer Board of Greater Winnipeg. Byrdye was presented with the prestigious Premier’s Volunteer Service Award by Gary Filmon in 1996 and inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt later that year. She died at Winnipeg on 12 May 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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