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Memorable Manitobans: Frances Pickrell Diamond (1924-2003)

Businesswoman, community activist.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 7 August 1924, daughter of Lorna and Robert Pickrell, she was raised at Semans, Saskatchewan. During the Second World War, she served in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. She moved to Winnipeg in 1947 and worked with her husband, Lazer Diamond, in cold storage businesses and managed it after his death. She was involved with Hadassah Wizo, a Jewish women’s philanthropic organization, and was its president from 1974 to 1976. She died at Winnipeg on 2 November 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 2 February 2017

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