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Memorable Manitobans: Cheryl Marlene Davidson (1951-1997)

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Cheryl M. Davidson
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Lawyer, judge.

Born at Brandon in 1951, she attended Brandon University and the Manitoba Law School, was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1977, then practiced family law with the firm of Arpin and Company. She moved to the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman from 1981 to 1989. She was made a Queen’s Counsel. In 1989, she was appointed a judge in the Family Division of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and served until her death. She was the first woman to serve as President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1985) and chaired the discipline committee of the Law Society of Manitoba. She died at Winnipeg on 11 September 1997 following a lengthy illness.

Sources:

“Judge’s insight, diligence praised,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1997, page A6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1997, page C18.

This profile was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2013

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