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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Ida Eyers (1921-2013)

Community activist.

Born at Calgary, Alberta in 1921, she moved to Manitoba after her father’s death. Active in her community, she was President of the Lord Roberts Community Club’s Ladies Auxiliary for over ten years. Seeing a need for organized seniors activities in Fort Rouge, she sought the necessary funding and space in the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre to start the Golden Rule Seniors. She became President of the Centre and, together with her husband, worked there for over 25 years. In 1992, she received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal in recognition of her service to seniors in Manitoba. In 2004, she was presented with a plaque by the Manitoba Council on Aging. She died at Winnipeg on 23 August 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2013

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