Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Victoria Luidmilla Jakimowich Merrett (1932-2003)


Born at Winnipeg on 2 May 1932, daughter of John and Anna Jakimowich, she attended David Livingstone School, William Whyte School, and St. Johns High School. In 1950, she obtained a performer’s degree from the London Royal School of Music. She joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as a student player and played violin for 49 years. She was also a member of the Montreal and Winnipeg CBC Orchestras, McGill Chamber Orchestra, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She was an outstanding member of Winnipeg’s musical community and was known for her encouragement of younger musicians. She died at Winnipeg on 14 February 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 April 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.