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Memorable Manitobans: Bridget Daphne Tully (1901-1989)

Farmer, political activist.

Born at Smethwick, England in 1901, she was a lifelong farmer with her husband, and was also active in politics, supporting the CCF and NDP and becoming known to many in the community as ‘Aunt Biddy’. Her and her husband were active members of the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture and later, the Farmer’s Union. They succeeded in attracting a municipal doctor to Woodlands and in establishing the Poplar Heights Credit Union. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Women’s Auxiliary. She was the first treasurer of the Blue Cross Group in the Poplar Heights area. She died at Teulon, Manitoba on 31 December 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 2 January 1990, page 31.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 8 October 2009

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