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Memorable Manitobans: Ruth “Fee” Gordon (1907-1998)

Musician.

Born at Winnipeg on 2 December 1907, daughter of Helen Skinner King (1875-1961) and Charles William Gordon, she graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1928 with a BA degree in classics. She became actively involved with the Winnipeg music community as an accompanist, playing for the Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Music Festival, and CBC Radio School Broadcasts (with which she was associated for 30 years). Gordon was also a part of Winnipeg’s amateur theatre. She died in 1998.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2022

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