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Memorable Manitobans: Marion Margaret Hales Doig (1902-1961)

Community activist.

Born at Hartney on 21 September 1902, daughter of Elizabeth Ida Lewis (1864-1943) and Benjamin Jones Hales, she moved to Brandon as a child when her father was appointed Principal of the Brandon Normal School. On 27 July 1927, she married David Robertson Doig (1902-1993) at Brandon. She became an authority on art and served on the Brandon School Board from 1948 to 1956. She was instrument in the planning of the Allied Arts Centre. She served as President of the IODE (Teck Chapter) and Brandon Red Cross. She was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt for meritorious service to her community. She died at Brandon on 8 June 1961 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Doig rites conducted at Brandon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 June 1961. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2020

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