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Memorable Manitobans: Elsie Bear (1921-2002)

Community activist.

Born at Grand Marais in 1921, she moved to Selkirk where she worked for the Town of Selkirk for 20 years and also volunteered at the Selkirk Friendship Centre and Metis Federation. Her annual Christmas Dinner for the needy provided a meal for over 200 people. She also served as a Senator of the Manitoba Metis Federation. In recognition of her exemplary community service, she was named Selkirk Woman of the Year and, in 1992, she was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. She died at Selkirk on 5 March 2002 and was buried in St. Peters Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 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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