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Memorable Manitobans: Shirley Marguerite Adams Little (?-2008)

Curler.

Born and raised in Neepawa, Manitoba, she moved to Winnipeg in her early twenties to find employment. She was an accomplished softball player and curler. She played Second for the Evelyn Krahn rink from Regina, Saskatchewan which won six straight Provincial Senior Ladies Championships (1982-1987) and three straight Canadian Senior Ladies Championships (1984-1986). Her prowess as a curler earned her induction into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. In later life, she moved from Winnipeg to Prince George to Regina, retiring to Kelowna, British Columbia in 1990 where she continued to curl and golf. She died of cancer on 23 February 2008.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 2008.

Page revised: 9 October 2009

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