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Memorable Manitobans: Susie Louvenia “Sue” Hillis Morgan-Jones (1914-2003)

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Born at Roseisle on 9 September 1914, daughter of Ezra and Susie Hillis, she worked at the T. Eaton Company and, in 1936, she began small-bore target rifle competition as a member of an all-female club formed from Eaton’s employees. After her marriage, she left Eaton’s to work in the family business. In 1944, she was the first woman to win the Manitoba Small Bore Rifle Association Seventh International Outdoor Tournament Grand Aggregate Championship (Expert Class) with a new record score of 784 X 800. She died at Winnipeg on 14 September 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 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: 30 April 2017

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