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Memorable Manitobans: Marjorie Violet Hamilton (1928-2002)

Sales and marketing executive.

Born at Stonewall in 1928, daughter of Murdo and Mary MacDonald, she worked for the Seagram Company Ltd (Seagram’s) and was Director of Sales at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for 12 years. She received such awards as the Seagram’s award for Excellence in Individual Achievement. She was the first non-American to become International President of Meeting Professionals International and was awarded the Presidents Award and the Supplier of the Year Award. She held two Honorary Life Memberships in Meeting Professionals International and with Sales and Marketing Executives where she had been elected as the first woman President in Manitoba. In 1988, her peers honoured her with a tribute dinner where the “Marjorie Hamilton Convention Bid Fund” was announced. She also received a Community Service Award from Mayor Bill Norrie. She died at Winnipeg on 10 December 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 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: 4 December 2016

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