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Memorable Manitobans: Beverly Dunsmore Calderwood (1911-2001)


Born at Neepawa on 17 November 1911, daughter of Robert Dunsmore and Annie Boyes, she moved with family to Virden where she spent her childhood. She began her dance education in Winnipeg as a young teenager and continued her studies in Chicago where she attended dance teacher conventions, classes and workshops. She opened The Beverly Dunsmore Studio of Dance in Winnipeg in the late 1920s and continued to share her lifelong passion for dance until her retirement in the late 1960s. She died at Stonewall on 2 January 2001 and was buried in Stonewall Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistcs.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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