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Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen Maude Troughton Wocks (?-1967)

Community activist.

Born at Belfast, Ireland, she came to Canada in 1912 and lived in Manitoba for the rest of her life. She was married twice, first on 24 February 1923 to Edward Roy Morefield (1902-1971) with whom she had two children: Maureen Morefield (?-?, wife of A. G. Henderson) and Edward Roy “Ted” Morefield (1925-1990), and second to Matthew McNeil Wocks with whom she had a son, Donald Honor Wocks (1934-1994). She was a life member of the Retail Merchants Association of Canada, president of the North Centre Progressive Conservative Association, and Manitoba Progressive Conservative Association. In 1957 she was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt for her involvement in a publicity tour for the Pine to Palm Highway. She died at Petersfield on 25 June 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1967, page 32.

Obituary [Edward Roy Morefield], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1971, page 33.

Death registrations [Edward Roy Morefield, Donald Honor Wocks], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2020

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