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Memorable Manitobans: Valerie Georgina Fraser (1930-2002)

Community activist.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 5 January 1930, she moved to Winnipeg after marriage in 1952. She was an active volunteer at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1963 to 2000. During that period she served as President of its Board of Governors, President of the Volunteer Committee, and as Volunteer Manager of the Gallery Shoppes. She was the Founding Chairperson of the WAG Fantasy Auction. She served on the board of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation and volunteered with such organizations as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Children’s Theatre, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and St. Johns Ravenscourt School. She died at Winnipeg on 1 November 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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