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Memorable Manitobans: Shirley Ann Free (1956-2017)

Civil servant.

Born at Edmonton, Alberta on 5 January 1956, she attended Nelson McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. She made many contributions to the Winnipeg community through her role as a Project Officer with Human Resources Development Canada. Her greatest achievement was the River Road Parkway in St. Andrew’s, which involved the construction of benches and walkways, and renovation of the Captain Kennedy Tea House. She died on 11 March 2017.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 2017.

Shirley Free, Facebook.

This page was prepared by Melanie Geraghty.

Page revised: 1 January 2021

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