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Memorable Manitobans: Manitoba Order of the Crocus

In June 1967, the Manitoba Centennial Corporation commemorated the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by issuing a ceremonial scroll to 500 selected citizens over the age of 75 years. Each scroll featured a coloured drawing of a prairie crocus and was signed by Premier Duff Roblin, Provincial Secretary Stewart E. McLean, Manitoba Centennial Corporation Chair Maitland Steinkopf, and a local community representative.

The following persons were inducted as members of the Order of the Crocus. This list is known to be incomplete and an ongoing, long-term effort will attempt to identify more members. If you are aware of an omission, please contact the webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Member

Location

Alice Elizabeth Allen (1892-1987)

St. James

John Ammeter (1923-2010)

Starbuck

William Anderson

?

Sydney M. Angus (c1878-?)

Humboldt (South Dakota)

Phoebe Bagley (1874-1972)

St. James

Rachel H. Bateman (1865-1976)

Dauphin

Isabella Henderson Birse (1881-1970)

Fortier

Charles Montgomery Blair (1886-1977)

Oakville

Elsie Bushby Boulton (1884-1968)

Reston

William Burrows (1888-1971)

Winnipeg

Emil Buss (1894-1976)

Gillam

Alfred Buzza (c1886-1979)

Winnipeg

Anna Byman (1880-1969)

Winnipeg

Sarah Annie Cameron (c1880-1969)

Winnipeg

Maria Sikanda Charaton (1898-1993)

St. Andrews

Gertrude Cook (?-?)

MacGregor

Mrs. Fred Cooper (c1881-?)

Uno

Joseph Czerniewcz (?-?)

Winnipeg

Veronica Czerniewcz (?-?)

Winnipeg

James Joseph Dunn (1882-1975)

Russell

Frederick George Ellis (1883-1975)

Roseland

Joseph Henry Ellis (1890-1973)

Fort Garry

Thomas Eyres (c1872-?)

?

Miss Fisher (?-?)

?

Nancy Rhoda Flanigan (1875-1968)

Winnipeg

Caroline Frank (1877-1975)

Rivers

Henry George “Harry” Franklin (1892-1987)

Winnipeg

Agnes Fleming Stewart Freeman (1889-1981)

Elkhorn

Jack Garland (?-?)

Cleveland (Ohio)

Johanna Hallson (1884-1973)

Brandon

Anne Smith Henley (?-1972)

Winnipeg

John Thomas Henley (c1884-1975)

Winnipeg

Elmer Hornick (1892-1985)

Davis Point

Maria “Mary” Hryhorkiw (c1892-1974)

Gimli

Anna May Hunter (1886-1967)

Neepawa

Hannah M. “Molly” Johnston (c1909-2001)

Winnipeg

Victoria Kitler (1886-1973)

Grandview

Nicholas Kofluk (c1890-1969)

?

Sarah Ann Lambert (1885-1975)

Winnipeg

Victor Alfred Joseph Leclerc (1891-1968)

St. Eustache

Alice Lee (1880-1967, wife of S. C. Lee)

Winnipeg

Simon “Sam” Lotecki (1887-1976)

Melrose

Anna Lywicki (Lewicki) (1887-1974)

Winnipeg

Wasyl Malech (1885-1972)

Dugald

Joseph Masinda (1890-1968)

Fraserwood

Marie Masinda (c1887-1972)

Fraserwood

Donald Gunn Matheson (1887-1972)

Winnipeg

Margaret Alzina Chisholm Matheson (1886-1982)

Winnipeg

William May (1892-1974)

Binscarth

Mable McDiarmid (?-1977)

Winnipeg

Agnes Louisa McDonnell (c1889-1968)

Winnipeg

Edward John McElroy (c1872-1969)

Winnipeg

John Cameron McIntyre (c1880-1975)

Culross

Robert A. “Bob” McQuarrie (1871-1971)

Minnedosa

Edward Henry Millis (1887-1972)

Manson

Jessie Morison (?-1968)

Winnipeg

Everette Dexter Morse (1886-1970)

Starbuck

Rose Nash (1882-1968)

Winnipeg

Frances Sophia Owens (1872-1972)

Winnipeg

Thomas Paisck (1869-?)

St. Boniface

John Pfiefer (c1875-1968)

Winnipeg

Mary Edna Lawrence Phillips (1893-1985)

Winnipeg

Anna Pochinko (1888-1971)

Parkdale

Leslie Robert Ramsey (1889-1973)

Dominion City

Bertha Gertrude Rand (1895-1981)

St. James

Edward Clifford Rosborough (1895-1976)

Winnipeg

Myrtle A. Rose (1886-1971)

Ochre River

Grace Elizabeth Henry Ross (1900-1991)

Lavenham

Martha Ross (c1872-1969)

Tache

Robert Ross (c1890-1985)

Lavenham

Herman Schalla (1892-1969)

Steinbach

Raymond Jesse Sellen (1883-1974)

Oakbank

Marie Payette “Mary” Sellers (1888-1976)

Lac du Bonnet

John Henry Shemilt (1881-1969)

St. Vital

Myrtle Webster Shemilt (1893-1987)

St. Vital

Margaret Simon (c1881-1974)

Ostenfeld

Ellen “Nellie” Sinclair (1895-1988)

Oak River

Joseph Sneddon (1892-1970)

St. Vital

Johannes “Joseph” Sparman (1893-1977)

Lac du Bonnet

Blance Ethel Spear (?-?)

Winnipeg

Stefan Helgi Stefanson (1894-1974)

Riverton

John Taylor (?-?)

Daly

William J. Thompson (?-?)

Winnipeg

Mrs. William J. Thompson (?-?)

Winnipeg

Robert Edgar Tindall (1884-1972)

Dauphin

Emily Towle (1887-1970)

Lavenham

Aloys “Alex” Trost (?-?)

St. Ambroise

Emily “Amye” Verschoot (?-1981)

East St. Paul

Joseph Adelard Villebrun (1884-1980)

Winnipeg

Edith Salway Waldie (1886-1969)

Winnipeg

George Forbes Willett (1888-1976)

Treherne

Daniel John Howard Wood (1888-?)

Winnipeg

Victor Adwin Wilson Woods (1886-?)

Winnipeg

Catherina Zanewich (1890-1983)

Selkirk

See also:

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Inductees to the Order of the British Empire

Manitoba Recipients of Knighthoods

Manitoba Recipients of the Canadian Centennial Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal

Manitoba Members of the Order of Canada

Members of the Order of Manitoba

Members of the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Recipients of the Manitoba Centennial Medal

Members of the Manitoba Order of the Crocus

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion

Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame

Sources:

“Province fetes pioneers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1967, page 2.

“Order of the Crocus for Rivers pioneers,” Rivers Gazette, 26 October 1967, page 1.

“Dinner honors senior citizens,” Brandon Sun, 30 October 1967, page 9.

“100 pioneers are honoured,” Brandon Sun, 30 October 1967, page 9.

Obituary [Emily Towle], MacGregor Herald, 9 April 1970, page 4.

Obituary [Anna Pochinko], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 March 1971, page 10.

Obituary [Donald Gunn Matheson], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 1972, page 41.

Obituary [George Willett], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1976, page 37.

Obituary [Margaret A. Matheson], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1982, page 50.

Obituary [Mary Edna Lawrence Phillips], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 1985, page 39.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Marlene Anderson, Hedy Burke, Carol Burrows, Jessica Campbell, Beth Canart, Barbara Charney, Robert Davidson, Lesley Deane, Diane Dornez-Laxdal, Kevin Dyer, Shel Finnen, Tammy Fisher, Liz Fleming, Bernice Forster, Patti Gair, Ros Hanes, Chantel Kowalchuk, Yvonne Krahn, Marvin Millis, Marlys Morse, Susan Nicholson, Rae Panayi, Donna Passey, Sharon Peters, Linda Ross, Catherine Ruta, Dianne Sellers, Sharon Simms, Tom Stefanson, Rick Thom, Brenda Trost, Lori Vondyck, and Kenda Wood for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2019

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