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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Jean Harlow Vipond (1916-2014)

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Educator, historian.

Born at Edmonton, Alberta in 1916, daughter of Milton Harlow and Jean Mathers, she spent five years of her childhood in India where her father worked with the YMCA. She graduated from Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1939, receiving the Gold Medal in English. She married cleric Reid E. Vipond (1914-2001) and travelled with him to pastorates at Lanigan (Saskatchewan), Trowbridge (Ontario), Amherstburg (Ontario), and Westminster United Church (1963-1979). In the 1950s, she received an MEd degree from the University of Alberta and subsequently taught school at Regina (Saskatchewan) and was a teacher-librarian at Winnipeg. In the early 1960s, she researched and wrote a local history book entitled Proudly We Speak: A History of the Rural Municipality of Woodworth, 1878-1967. She died at London, Ontario on 1 January 2014 and was buried in Donegal Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Reid E. Vipond], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 2001, page 37.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2019

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