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Manitoba Organization: Convalescent Home of Winnipeg

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Founded in 1883 as the Women’s Hospital Aid Society, this organization was incorporated on 18 March 1903 by a Special Act of the Manitoba Legislature. In 1906, the first Convalescent Home was opened on McDermot Avenue, operating there until October 1908 when it moved to 698 Elgin Avenue, the following year expanding into an adjoining house. In 1914, the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg was incorporated. In 1915, it moved to 855-857 Bannatyne Avenue.

In 1917, the Keeley Institute, a former home for alcoholics at 676 Jessie Avenue, was purchased and reopened as the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. In 1965, the building was demolished and replaced with the present structure.

Presidents

Period

President

1903

Mrs. A. T. Cowley

1904

Mrs. F. W. Knight

1905

Georgiana Gove Wood (c1858-1921)

1906

Margaret Hannah Strang Allan (1842-1921)

1907-1913

Georgiana Gove Wood (c1858-1921)

1914-1915

Jessie Winter Macvicar Duncan (1874-1930)

1916-1917

Mrs. H. D. Patterson

1918

Mrs. Dunbar Hudson

1919-1933

Edith MacTavish Rogers (1876-1947)

1934-1936

Ethel Louise Armstrong Botterell (1875-1957)

1937-1945

Dorothy Emma Elizabeth James Hoskin (1889-1952)

1946-1948

Elsie Gordon Clearihue Briggs (1877-1958)

1949-1952

Dorothy Emma Elizabeth James Hoskin (1889-1952)

1953

Elsie Gordon Clearihue Briggs (1877-1958)

1954-1958

Ruby Louise Brown Locke (1884-1982)

1959-1965

Mrs. William Gilliland

1966-1967

Mrs. I. M. Barton

1967-1969

Jean Machray Newman (1907-1998)

1969-1970

Mrs. M. G. Lewis

1970-1972

Mrs. J. Sands

1973-1974

Mrs. G. Phillips

1975-1978

Jean Machray Newman (1907-1998)

1978-1980

Mrs. D. G. Stone

1980-1982

Mrs. D. G. Robertson

Sources:

100 Years of Caring: The History of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, 1883-1983 by Lesley Thomson, edited by Maureen Kennedy. Convalescent Home of Winnipeg Archives Committee, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2021

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