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Memorable Manitobans: Edna May Brower (1899-1951)

Politicial activist.

Born at Wawanesa on 30 November 1899, daughter of Chauncy and Mary Brower, she married future Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in 1929. She was considered instrumental in laying the foundation for Dief’s political success. She died of leukemia in 1951 and is buried in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker by Simma Holt, 1982, Doubleday Canada.

We thank Marguerite Cory for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2015

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