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Memorable Manitobans: Edith Stoodley Vallender (1891-?)

Housewife.

Born at Gloustershire, England on 27 November 1891, she arrived in Oak Lake with her husband on 14 July 1919. During the First World War, she worked at a private girls’ school, doing domestic duties. When the influenza epidemic reached Oak Lake in 1919, she volunteered to nurse those who were ill. She was active in the Methodist Church and Red Cross, especially during the Second World War. She was responsible for raising funds, knitting, sewing, and quilting. She organized raffles for meat, handiwork and baking. She was also active in the Oak Lake Agricultural Society.

Sources:

Voices of Yesteryear [Audiocassette], 1982. Westman Oral History Collection by the Westman Oral History Association (Effie McPhail, Chair). S. J. McKee Archives.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2015

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