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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret June “Marg” Kentner (1945-2019)


Born at Boissevain on 31 July 1945, only daughter of Jennie Aileen Harman (1909-1984) and Rodger William Kentner (1911-1991), she attended East Lynne School, Boissevain High School, and Brandon College, receiving a degree in political science and history from the University of Manitoba. In 1975, she opened A Touch of Class, one of Winnipeg’s first boutique shops. Following a move to a home near Marquette, she opened the Medicine Rock Cafe (1991), Thee Olde Nunnery Cafe (1994), and Tin Lizzie Car Barn (1997) at St. Francois Xavier. An active member of the Manitoba Historical Society, she operated a gift shop at Dalnavert Museum (2002-2011) and Global Village Artifacts and Accents at Stonewall (2006-2013). After a move to Stonewall in 2014, she operated The Grand Bazaar gift shop until her death. She died at San Carlos Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina on 28 September 2019 and was buried in the Boissevain Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Medicine Rock Cafe (St. Francois Xavier, RM of St. Francois Xavier)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 2019.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2019

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