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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Richard Browne (1924-2010)

Social worker, community activist.

Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924, he studied at Penn State University where he participated in anti-racism demonstrations. In 1958, he moved to Winnipeg with his wife, the ballerina Rachel Minkoff Browne. He received Bachelor of Social Work (1959) and Master’s of Social Work (1961) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He worked as a front-line social worker at Mount Carmel Clinic for over 30 years and contributed to the development and provision of social work services in Manitoba. He was active in the Manitoba Peace Council, Legal Aid Manitoba, and was a supporter of the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women. He was also involved in the Winnipeg arts community. He died at Winnipeg on 20 August 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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