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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Louisa “Nan” Florence (1917-1991)

Educator, librarian.

Born at Davidson, Saskatchewan on 18 February 1917, daughter of George Florence and Annie Mary Rutherford (1884-1960), she taught at Wingham School (1940-1942) and Glenboro School (?-?) before moving to Winnipeg. She taught at Laura Secord School (1945-1949) and worked in the library of Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1955-1962). She earned a degree in Library Science from the University of British Columbia, after which she worked as Chief Librarian for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. She received the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), and she was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1978). She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 24 August 1991.

Sources:

Birth registration, Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1991, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2022

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