Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen Georgina Morton “Kay” Gallaway (1913-1982)
Born at Portage la Prairie on 26 July 1913, daughter of Sarah E. McManaway (1878-1970) and John Wilson Morton (1882-1963), she attended the Portage Collegiate Institute. In 1960, she became the first Manitoba woman to become a certified public accountant (CPA), establishing the Portage accounting firm of Gallaway, Lapchuk and Nichol.
She was married twice, first on 18 January 1939 to grain farmer Harry William Freeman Gallaway (1901-1965) and second on 2 November 1979 to Richard Albert Williams (1913-1997). She had no children. She was a charter member and President of the Yellow Quill Toastmistress Club, was a director of the Portage and District Chamber of Commerce, and was Nobel Grand of the Ruth Rebecca Lodge.
Birth registration [Kathleen Georgina Morton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Kathleen Georgina Morton, Harry William Freeman Gallaway], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1982, page 57.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 July 2022