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Memorable Manitobans: Vera Jean Blackwell Pybus (1919-2014)

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Born at Killarney on 20 January 1919, she graduated from the Killarney High School then completed a business course at Winnipeg. She then moved to Montreal, Quebec where she lived for five years. In 1947, she returned to Winnipeg and married Clare W. Pybus and subsequently had two children. She received a BA degree from the University of Winnipeg (1971) and an MA degree from the University of Manitoba (1985). Interested in the history of southwestern Manitoba, she assisted in writing local history books on the communities of Holmfield, Killarney, and Cartwright. She also compiled genealogies for the Blackwell and Pybus families. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, University Women’s Club, and Manitoba Historical Society. She died at Winnipeg on 8 January 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 2014, page B17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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