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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth Haward (1888-1989)

Community activist.

Born at Ipswich, England on 18 November 1888, she settled in Canada after the First World War and worked for Canadian National Railways. During the Second World War, she was active with the CNR branch of the Red Cross, knitting and rolling bandages for the troops overseas. She was active outside of her work, belonging to a Current Events Club and organizing a club during the Depression to raise funds for unemployed professional women, as well as being active in the work of church groups and fraternal orders. For twenty-five years, she was the Treasurer of St. Luke’s Anglican Church and also Treasurer of the Miriam Rebekka Lodge and the Knowles School for Boys. She died at Winnipeg on 18 April 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, 21 April 1989, page 44.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 18 October 2009

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