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Memorable Manitobans: Lorraine Boux West (1934-2017)


Born at Winnipeg in 1934, daughter of Corinne “Corana” Cote (1906-1993) and Joseph Hubert Boux (c1907-1981), she was married to George West. Starting as a singer for the Ed Emel Orchestra, playing at the Fort Garry Hotel, she was approached by the CBC for television, both live and pre-recorded, in Winnipeg, Toronto, and other major Canadian cities. In later years, she appeared in a duo called “Sugar and Spice” with her friend Marie Ens, entertaining people in nursing homes around the city. She died at Winnipeg on 5 August 2017 and was interred at Thomson “In the Park”.


Obituary [Joseph Hubert Boux], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1981, page 77.

Obituary [Corana Boux], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1994, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 2017.

This page was prepared by Melanie Geraghty and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 March 2021

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