Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Ethel Burnett (1910-1999)
Born in the RM of Dufferin on 1 January 1910, daughter of Ethel Adrian and William Burnett, she graduated from the Graysville High School then completed a secretarial course at Success Business College. She worked for the Health of Animals Department at Carman for 46 years.
Active in the community, she wrote the Graysville news for about 50 years, served on the Carman and Community Chamber of Commerce (over 35 years), and Secretary-Treasurer to the Boyne Regional Library, Boyne Valley Hostel Corporation, Carman Horticultural Society, Pembina Tourist and Convention Association, Canadian Red Cross Society (20 years), Canadian Cancer Society (20 years), and Carman Women's Hospital Aid (10 years). She was a member of the Carman town council (1969-1986) and was Deputy Mayor (1976-1977, 1983-1986). In recognition of her community service, she was given a Golden Boy Award (1970), Carman Citizen of the Year Award (1975), and Carman Woman of the Year (1983).
She died unmarried at Carman on 6 August 1999 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Ethel Adrian, William Burnett], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Six Manitobans to receive good citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1970.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1999, page 32.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 April 2022