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Memorable Manitobans: Ada Jane Borradaile Chipman (1857-1913)

Community activist.

Born at Brugge, Belgium on 16 June 1857, daughter of W. Borradaile, she married Clarence Campbell Chipman in 1882 and came with him and their children to Winnipeg to 1891. She was the organizing President of the Western Art Association, an art group for women, in 1907. She organized the Rupert’s Land diocesan branch of the Mothers’ Union in 1909, supported campaigns against tuberculosis from which several of her family members suffered, and aided patients at the Ninette Sanatarium. She moved to England in 1911 after her husband’s retirement and died at London in October 1913.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

“Mrs. C. C. Chipman dies in England,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 October 1913, page 10.

We thank Rick Brown for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 February 2021

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