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Memorable Manitobans: Florence McLeod Groat (1904-1972)

Community activist.

Born at Clandeboye, Manitoba on 6 January 1904, she was raised at Selkirk and later moved to Winnipeg. While living in Saskatchewan in 1925, she joined the order of Rebekah Assemblies, later transferring to Sunshine Rebekah Lodge No. 43 in Winnipeg. She held various offices in the organization, including Past Noble Grand, Secretary of the Manitoba Assembly, President of the Manitoba Assembly (1951), and Secretary of the Manitoba Assembly (1972). She served as President of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies from 1965 to 1966. In December 1966, at a dinner held in her honour at the Fort Garry Hotel, she was inducated into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. She died at Winnipeg on 6 February 1972 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

“Social news”, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1966, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1972, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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