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Memorable Manitobans: Audrey Hugheen Cheater Wilkinson (c1918-2002)

Nurse, community activist.

Born at Scarth, the oldest of the three children of Jack and Opal Cheater, her parents separated when she was very young and her early years were spent living with her mother, a teacher who taught in many schools in rural Manitoba. She took nursing training and, shortly after graduation, she married Harold Wilkinson and went to live on a farm in the Flee Island area. She was founding member of The MS Society in Manitoba, for which Governor General Ed Schreyer presented her with the Order of St. John. She died at Portage la Prairie on 9 February 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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