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Memorable Manitobans: Ruth Mary Breckman (1932-2017)

Community activist.

Born on the family farm near Emerson in 1932, daughter of Willo Sterritt Forrester and Marjorie Lovering, she married Gordon Douglas Breckman (1921-1991) of Lundar in 1951 and followed him to military postings in Germany, Ontario, and Nova Scotia until his retirement in 1970. In Winnipeg, she trained volunteers and ran a summer camp for the Girl Guides of Canada. Later, she served as President of the Manitoba Heritage Federation (1986-1987) and Manitoba Genealogical Society (?-?). She died at Winnipeg on 4 December 2017 and was buried in the Lundar Cemetery.


Obituary [Gordon Douglas Breckman], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1991, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2017.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2017

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