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Memorable Manitobans: Genevieve Brock Brownell (1901-1999)

Community activist.

Born at London, Ontario on 12 April 1901, eldest daughter of Frederick M. Brock and Bessie Lymons, she moved to Winnipeg with her parents at an early age. She graduated from Kelvin High School and the University of Toronto (BA Honours Modern Languages). She taught for two years at Bishop Bethune College at Oshawa, Ontario before returning to Winnipeg. She served as President of the University Women’s Club (1957-1959), Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg, and Citizenship Council of Manitoba. In recognition of her community and church work, she received the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award, and Manitoba Good Citizenship Award (1970). She was married to George M. Brownell with whom she had four children. She died at Winnipeg on 30 June 1999.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“Six Manitobans to receive good citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1970.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2013

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