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Memorable Manitobans: Susan Gertrude Robson Jasper (1902-2002)

Farm wife.

Born at Oak Ridges, Ontario in 1902, her family moved to Deleau in 1911. On 15 November 1922, she married Norman Richard Jasper (1895-1981) at the Bethel Methodist Church and the couple started farming on their own. They farmed in grain and animal production for thirty-two years, and had three children: Wesley Jasper, Garfield Jasper, and Lillian “Betty” Jasper. She acted as secretary of the District for the United Farmers of Manitoba, was a member of the Provincial Council of Women, and served as the western representative on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture board for nine years. She was the District Director of the Manitoba Horticultural Association and President of the Manitoba Horticultural Society. She was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame (1992). She died at Souris on 8 November 2002 and was buried in the Hartney Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pair mark 50th anniversary,” Brandon Sun, 25 November 1972, page 8.

Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 12 November 2002, page 18.

We thank Gregory Hill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2020

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