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Memorable Manitobans: Carolyne Alexandra McBean Morrison (1905-1997)

MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born in the Ridgeville district, near Emerson, Manitoba on 18 February 1905, she received her early education in Ridgeville and the convent at St. Jean before attending the Brandon Normal School, earning a teaching certificate in 1923. She taught at Overdale, Windygates, Myrtle, and Miami. On 18 February 1938, she married Hugh Borthwick Morrison. After his death, she was asked to run for election to the same constituency that he had represented for twenty years. Winning in a 1960 by-election, she was subsequently re-elected at the 1962 and 1966 general elections.

She also served with the local Red Cross, twelve years on the Manitou Hospital Board, was a correspondent for Kaleida district news in the Western Canadian newspaper, and was the organist for the Baptist and United Church at Kaleida and later at Manitou United Church. She was an active participant in the Manitou Horticultural Society.

She died at Manitou, Manitoba on 24 August 1997 and was buried in Manitou Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1997, page 31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2012

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