Memorable Manitobans: Manitoba Recipients of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award / Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Established in 1995 by Governor General Romeo Leblanc, this award is given to people and groups whose voluntary contribution provide extraordinary help or care to their community. Recipients must have served several years and, normally, not received a national or provincial honour. In 2015, it was renamed the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

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Recipient

Location

Year

Paulette Lenore Aamot

The Pas

?

Basil Agnew

Morden

1997

Ethan Allard

Winnipeg

2014

Doreen Ander

The Pas

?

Wendy Anderson

Tilston

2006

Eleanor Anderson

Dauphin

1998

John Anderson (?-?)

Dauphin

1998

Vernon Anderson

Winnipeg

2019

Shonda Ashcroft

Birtle

2018

B

Anita Barlow

Winnipeg

2016

Lilianne Barnabé

Winnipeg

2018

M. Myrtle Barnett

Selkirk

1999

Sandra Margaret Bartlett

The Pas

?

Harold Denis Bastable

Winnipeg

2001

Theresa Bastien

The Pas

?

Rose Bateman

Killarney

2016

Bryanne Bates-Ewanyshyn

Gilbert Plains

2016

Christine Beaumont

Sainte-Anne

2018

Janice Becking

Snow Lake

1996

Sonja Mandziuk Bejzyk (1932-2022)

Winnipeg

2012

Michael Patrick Belhumeur

Winnipeg

2017

Stella Blackbird

Elphinstone

2013

James Blake

The Pas

?

John Bockstael

Winnipeg

2015

William H. M. “Bill” Brace (1924-2007)

Clandeboye

1999

Glenda Brading

Reston

2006

Katelyn Brown

Minnedosa

2017

Lucille Sharon Bruce

Winnipeg

2017

C

Brenda Cameron

Virden

2016

Anita J. Campbell

Winnipeg

2017

Claudia Ruth Campbell

Teulon

2008

David Grant Campbell

Teulon

2004

Dianne Ruth Campbell

The Pas

?

Sharon Campbell

The Pas

?

Elena Catalano

The Pas

?

Lois Charron

Snow Lake

2018

David Chartrand

Winnipeg

2017

Norman William “Norm” Cheyne (c1937-2017)

Melita

2006

Philip Chiappetta

Winnipeg

2017

Robert Chochinov

Anola

2016

Valerie Christie

Winnipeg

2016

Mackenzie Hunter William Clark

Brandon

2015

Geraldine Cloutier

The Pas

?

Linda Maxine Conley

The Pas

?

Jennifer Cook

The Pas

?

Jim William Corman

Snow Lake

2017

Hazel Roseline Corman

Snow Lake

2017

Robin Peter Cox

Carman

2014

Raymond Francis Currie

Winnipeg

2013

D

Kathleen Dawson

Winnipeg

2018

Alice Marion Turner Dent (1918-2016)

Dauphin

1999

Edward William “Bill” Docking

Teulon

2007

Isabella Dryden

Winnipeg

2018

Clifford R. Ducharme

Winnipeg

1999

Charlene Dziedzic

Teulon

2017

E

Erle T. Einarsson

Winnipeg

2015

Peter Elwick

Ste. Anne

?

F

Skylar Ferguson

Manitoba

2018

Nancy Friederici Fleury (1946-2022)

Teulon

2013

Kevin Freedman

Winnipeg

2014

Kiana Friesen

Kleefeld

2015

G

Shirley L. Gibb (1929-2001)

Winnipeg

2001

Madison Gigolyk

Kleefeld

2015

Adrienne Gill

Winnipeg

2016

Shayla Gillis

Baldur

2014

Lina Sophia Gordon

Franklin

2014

Murray Edward Green (1922-2008)

Napinka

2006

Lorne Gregorash

Winnipeg

2018

H

Christopher Hall

Winnipeg

2019

Tom Hamson

Winnipeg

2016

Murray Harvey

The Pas

2017

Gerald Charles Hawranik

Winnipeg

1999

Pamela Gail Hawranik

Winnipeg

1999

Dona Henderson

Whitemouth

2016

Carlee Henderson

Manitou

2017

Madeline Hiebert

Winnipeg

2015

Jorden Hill

Winnipeg

2015

Douglas Hinchliffe

Swan River

2018

Carol Hiscock

Winnipeg

2012

Adrian Honish

Winnipeg

2018

Craig Houston

Winnipeg

2013

Janice Howe

Dugald

2016

Richard Glenn “Rick” Hubbs

The Pas

?

I

Henry A. Idonije

Brandon

2008

Choice Omovbe Idonije

Winnipeg

2012

Alexa Ilag

Winnipeg

2015

Hilde Ilmer

Winnipeg

2015

Ken Ivey

Virden

2016

J

Irene Janzen

Winnipeg

2017

Hayley Jenkins

Thompson

2017

Joseph Raymond Johnson

Winnipeg

2004

Dolly Johnson

Portage la Prairie

1998

K

Shaye Kemball

Winnipeg

2014

Eugène J. A. Kirouac

La Broquerie

2004

Hank Klassen

Steinbach

2014

Menno Klassen

Winnipeg

1999

Edgar Klassen

Winnipeg

2017

Hannah Koversky

Brandon

2016

John Kroeker

Steinbach

2020

Francis Kusner

Winnipeg

2015

Terumi Kuwada

Winnipeg

2012

Yvonne Kyle

Winnipeg

?

L

Krista Laberge

Winnipeg

2020

Suzanne Lachance-Maas

Winnipeg

2015

Alice Langill

St-Anne-des-Chênes

2007

Gabriel Langlois

Winnipeg

2019

Jeremy Larway

Oak Lake

2016

Raymond Alexander “Sonny” Lavallee

The Pas

?

Daniel Leclair

Winnipeg

2016

Nelliene E. Leifer

Russell

2001

Jeremy Liscum

Winnipeg

2018

Devon Liscum

Winnipeg

2018

Helen Wilms Litz (1932-2021)

Winnipeg

1999

Michel Loiselle

Winnipeg

2013

Delmar Floyd Loucks

Melita

2006

M

Katerina MacGregor

Winnipeg

2016

Ian MacLean

Winnipeg

2014

Roma Maconachie

Winnipeg

2017

Beverly Ann MacTavish

The Pas

?

Brooklyn Maguathi

Brandon

2016

Don Maksymchuk

The Pas

?

Audrey Anne Maksymchuk

The Pas

?

Donald Mann

Winnipeg

2016

Devanand Michael Manny

Winnipeg

2017

Barry P. Marchand

Winnipeg

2013

Jean Marshall

Woodlands

2003

Linnea Martens

Winnipeg

2018

Raymond Massinon

Haywood

?

Patricia McBeth

Winnipeg

2019

Dorothy Marion McClintock Faris (?-2016)

Winnipeg

1998

Julia Catherine McDonald (1902-2005)

Selkirk

1996

Linda McFarland

The Pas

?

Ellen McFarlane

Flin Flon

1999

Valerie McIntyre

Winnipeg

2017

Bonnie Lynne Meadows

The Pas

?

Beruk Meshesha

Winnipeg

2014

Jeannette Metcalfe (1932-2021)

Winnipeg

2004

Alexandra Michaels

Winnipeg

2016

Sonia Michalyshen

Oakbank

2013

Janet M. Miller

Winnipeg

2001

Kathy Miller

Winnipeg

?

Peter Mosondz

The Pas

?

Melville Russell Huntley “Mel” Mummery (1918-2004)

Minnedosa

1996

N

Amy Neufeld

Darlingford

2017

Brooklyn Nichol

Darlingford

2018

McKenna Nicholls

Morden

2014

Annette Niven

The Pas

?

Ron Nobess

Winnipeg

2017

Deborah “Debbie” Norman

Winnipeg

2016

O

Joeseph Kyle Olaski

Winnipeg

2019

P

Carla Paddock

Brandon

2018

Emile Paul

Winnipeg

2016

William Pearcey

Portage la Prairie

2017

Braiden Pergis

Winniepg

2016

Brittany Perkins

Winnipeg

2016

Leonard Donnelly Peto (1918-2001)

Winnipeg

1996

Alana Plett

Landmark

2016

Michelle Pottinger

Neepawa

2016

Shania Pruden

Winnipeg

2015

Louise Pryslak

Winnipeg

2017

Bob Putko

Flin Flon

2013

Q

R

David Ramesar

Winnipeg

2018

Cassie Ranville

Rorketon

2015

Phyllis Reader

Winnipeg

2013

Strinivasan Reddy

Winnipeg

2013

John Francis Reilly (1930-2011)

Winnipeg

1999

Erica Ritter

Winnipeg

2015

Brett Robinson

Brandon

2005

Elizabeth Rochon

Winnipeg

2015

Fred J. Ross

Stonewall

1998

S

Lesley Sacouman

Winnipeg

2013

Walter Saltzberg

Winnipeg

2015

Yvonne Savard

La Broquerie

2020

John Shaw

Brandon

2016

Greg Shedden

Stonewall

2016

Annie Shwaluk

Shoal Lake

2002

Jasmyn Singh

Winnipeg

2018

Simryn Singh

Winnipeg

2020

Sandra Skibo

Brandon

2017

Journey Skjaerlund

Landmark

2018

Avery Skog

Morris

2014

Denny Smith

Winnipeg

2015

Deb Smith

Pinawa

2017

Declan Smith

Neepawa

2018

Debra Smith

The Pas

?

Bernice Smith

The Pas

?

Rimsha Sohail

Winnipeg

2015

Philip Stairs

Beausejour

2015

Dale F. Stewart

Winnipeg

2006

Angelika Stoesz

Altona

2017

T

John Jacob Thiessen

Winnipeg

2001

George Henry Thomson (?-?)

Winnipeg

2000

Candace A. Thorne

Oak Bluff

2013

Sharon Faye Thorne

The Pas

2020

Irene Elizabeth Tillett (1914-2017)

Selkirk

1999

Jaring Timmerman

Winnipeg

2002

Susan Tozer

Winnipeg

2016

Kirsten Trimble

Oakville

2015

U

V

Gerry Valois

Winnipeg

2015

Verna Van Roon (1920-2011)

Winnipeg

1998

W

Linda Wall

Winnipeg

2018

Erin Ward

Winnipeg

2013

Amarjeet Singh Warraich

Winnipeg

2017

Eleanor Fison Warren (1902-2003)

Birtle

2002

John David Wawryk

Winnipeg

?

Harold Westdal

Winnipeg

2016

Wyatt Whalen

Winnipeg

2016

Mollie Wheeler

Moren

2014

William Whiteway

Arnes

2018

Cole Wielgosz

Winnipeg

2014

Connor Wielgosz

Winnipeg

2014

Robert Raymond Williams

Winnipeg

2013

William Worden

Winnipeg

2020

Linda Worone

Beausejour

2016

X

Y

Ella E. Younger

Rivers

2001

William Allan Douglas Yuill

Grandview

2018

Z

Sources:

“Retired Mountie’s tireless volunteering merits Governor General’s caring award,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1998.

“Volunteer honoured,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1998.

“Couple get ‘Caring Canadian’ award for establishing first rural food bank,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1999.

“Clarkson hands out awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2000.

Obituary [Murray Edward Green], Redpath Funeral Home.

Governor General's Caring Canadian Awards

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2023

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