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Memorable Manitobans: Zella Beryl French Vermeulen (1927-2019)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 October 1927, eldest of four daughters of Roy Lawrence French (1903-1978) and Beryl Maria Harper (1907-1939), she attended United College then worked as a director of programming at CBC for over 25 years. She served as President of the Liberal Party of Manitoba. She was married to Jon Vermeulen (1932-2005) but had no children. She died on 30 April 2019.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Roy Lawrence French], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1978, page 46.

Obituary [Jon Vermeulen], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 2005.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2019

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