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Memorable Manitobans: Norma Jane Hall (1919-2007)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 12 February 1919, she received a BA degree from United College in 1939. During the Second World War, she worked for the YMCA War Services after which she lived briefly at Toronto before moving to Glenboro in 1947.

Active in the United Church, she was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, member of the Womens Missionary Society and the United Church Women, and a CGIT leader for 25 years. She also served in the Carman Presbytery, Manitoba Conference and General Council of the United Church of Canada. As the first woman and lay president of Manitoba Conference, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Winnipeg in 1975. She served as trustee on the Glenboro Consolidated School Board and Tiger Hills School Division for 29 years. She was also a member of the Hospital Aid and Ladies Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion. In 1977, in recognition of her exemplary community service, she received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.

She died on 22 April 2007 and was buried in the Glenboro Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 2007.

“They left their mark,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 August 2016

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