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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy C. Ashford Lloyd (1888-1980)

Community activist.

Born at Exmouth, Devon, England on 8 January 1888, she came to Canada in 1913 where she was long associated with the teaching of swimming and lifesaving in Winnipeg. She was the founder and long-time President of the Maple Leaf Swimming Club and she was Honorary President of the Royal Life Saving Society and the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association. In 1970, she was given a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society in recognition of her “many years as a teacher of aquatics in Manitoba and for her active participation in many swimming organizations.” She also received awards in 1968 and 1973 from the Red Cross Society for her work in promoting water safety. She died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 19 January 1980 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. A collection of her papers is held at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 1980, page 32.

Obituary [Dorothy Agnes Lloyd], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 2006.

We thank Jim Anderson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2014

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