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Memorable Manitobans: Ruby Louise Brown Locke (1884-1982)

Community activist.

Born at Cannington, Ontario on 23 October 1884, she moved to Carberry, Manitoba in 1890 and to Morden, Manitoba in 1892. In 1909, she married Corbet Locke at Morden with whom she had four children. She lived at Morden until moving to Winnipeg in 1932, where she remained for the rest of her life. She was active in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, the Women’s Canadian Club, the Antique Art Society, the Winnipeg Poetry Society, and IODE, and she was a member of the Board of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for 35 years, serving two terms as President. For eight years she was “mother” of the St. John’s Cathedral Boys’ School. In 1965, she was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award in recognition of her community service. She died at Winnipeg on 11 May 1982 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

“Golden Boys honor 12 Manitobans”, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1965.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1982, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2011

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