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Memorable Manitobans: Irene C. Bowman (1914-2003)

Educator, nurse.

Born at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1914, she was a school teacher and public health nurse, and worked with the CNIB. Music was central to her life and, in 1937, she sang with the Empire Choir of 400 at Westminster Abby for the coronation of King George VI. It was the first time that women had been allowed to participate in choral work at the Abby. She died at Winnipeg on 23 July 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 January 2017

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