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Memorable Manitobans: Luella Gertrude Lick Smith (1896-1963)

Educator, community activist.

Born at Oshawa, Ontario on 15 December 1896, daughter of Luther Lick and Mary Hoar, she came to Manitoba and attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a BA degree in 1916. She then served as the Principal of Holland School (1918-1920) and taught at Rosetown, Saskatchewan before returning to Winnipeg where she lived for most of the rest of her life, except for an eleven-year period of residence in Ottawa. On 24 July 1924, she married C. Rhodes Smith at Davidson, Saskatchewan and they subsequently had two sons: Clifford Rhodes Smith and Murray Rhodes Smith. She served as the President of the University Womens Club of Winnipeg (1938-1939), Chair of the Women’s War Work Committee, and a member of the National Council for the Canadian Red Cross Society. She was a President of the Manitoba Federation of Liberal Women. She died at Winnipeg on 15 November 1963 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1963, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2013

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