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Memorable Manitobans: Helen Alloway Waugh (1893-1988)

Writer, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 October 1893, daughter of Florida Grattan O’Donnell (1862-1926) and Henry Thomson Champion, she was an active volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross during the Second World War, and was one of the founders of the White Cross Guild of the Health Sciences Centre. She and husband Oliver Sayles Waugh had four sons: Champion Waugh, Dr. Douglas Waugh, Dr. Harrison Waugh, and Peter Waugh. She died at Winnipeg on 22 July 1988 and was buried in the Assumption Cemetery.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Stable Lantern
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 19, Number 2, Winter 1974

Once Upon a Household
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 20, Number 2, Winter 1975


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1988, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2020

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