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Memorable Manitobans: Elma Beall Gerwin (?-2002)

Adult literacy specialist.

Born at Ottawa, Ontario, daughter of Herbert and Mary Beall, she studied at Bishops University and the University of Toronto. She moved to Winnipeg in 1965 and, from 1990 to 2001, she was a coordinator with LiteracyWorks. She was known for her innovative work in the field of adult literacy and in 2001 she won a Canada Post Educator Award for literacy workers. She died at Winnipeg on 15 April 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 26 November 2016

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