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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Sophie Chudzik Andree (1926-2012)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 March 1926, daughter of Polish immigrants Zofia and Filip Chudzik, she attended Lord Nelson School and Isaac Newton School. On 1 September 1945, she married Paul Frederick Andree (?-2002) and they moved to Transcona where they had seven children. She was an active member of St. John's Cantius Church, taught Sunday School and Girl Guides, and was a member (and Chair) of the Transcona-Springfield School Division and River East School Division for 43 years. She was a founding Director of the Transcona-Springfield Education Foundation. In recognition of her community service, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). She died on 19 January 2012 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens. She is commemorated by Mary Andree Way in Winnipeg.

Sister-in-law of Leonard “Len” Andree.

Sources:

Obituary [Paul Frederick Andree], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 March 2002.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2021

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