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Memorable Manitobans: Helen Frances Marsh (1918-1995)

Journalist, publisher.

Born at Dauphin, she was educated locally. Her family had long published the Dauphin Herald, and she became its Editor in 1949. She spent 18 years on the Dauphin town council and was Manitoba’s first representative among Canada’s United Nations delegation. She was the first female President of the Manitoba Association of Weekly Newspapers. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba (1977) and served on its Board of Governors. She was made an honorary life member of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities. Her memoirs, There’s Lots of Bush ... Between the Tee and the Green, appeared in 1988. She died at Dauphin on 31 December 1995 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 1996, page 28.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2013

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