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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Olive Lillian Irvine (1895-1969)

Teacher, Senator.

Born at Holland, Manitoba on 21 June 1895, daughter of R. J. Mills, she attended public school at Portage la Prairie and the Winnipeg Normal School then became a teacher at Winnipeg. She married James C. Irvine on 14 January 1920. She was President of the Women’s Conservative Association of Manitoba, and was appointed Manitoba’s representative on the National Capital Commission (February 1959). She was called to the Senate in January 1960. She died at Ottawa, Ontario on 1 November 1969 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1969, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2011

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