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Memorable Manitobans: Gliceria S. “Gli” Dimaculangan (1914-1984)

Librarian.

Born in The Philippines in 1914, she was educated at the Far Eastern University of Manila and took courses in Library Science from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan), Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and University of Southern California. During the Second World War, her husband, a dentist with whom she had three children, was among 300 people killed in 1945 by Japanese military personnel. She came to Canada in 1966 to assume the position of Chief Librarian of the newly-established Western Manitoba Regional Library based in Brandon. She retired in November 1982 and moved to Winnipeg, living in St. Vital with her sister until shortly before her death at the St. Boniface Hospital on 28 July 1984. She was buried in the St. Vital Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

“New head librarian joins exodus from Philippines,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1966, page 9.

“Library handicapped by inadequacies,” Brandon Sun, 21 February 1976, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 1984, page 25.

This page was prepared by Vicki Wallace and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2020

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