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Memorable Manitobans: Ruth Mary Breckman (1932-2017)

Community activist.

Born on the family farm near Emerson in 1932, daughter of Willo Sterritt Forrester and Marjorie Lovering, she married Gordon Douglas Breckman (1921-1991) of Lundar in 1951 and followed him to military postings in Germany, Ontario, and Nova Scotia until his retirement in 1970. In Winnipeg, she trained volunteers and ran a summer camp for the Girl Guides of Canada. Later, she served as President of the Manitoba Genealogical Society (1983-1985, 1995-1997) and Manitoba Heritage Federation (1986-1987). She died at Winnipeg on 4 December 2017 and was buried in the Lundar Cemetery.


Obituary [Gordon Douglas Breckman], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1991, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2017.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2021

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