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Memorable Manitobans: Janet Margaret Malcolm Hope Cameron (1920-2006)

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Born at Montreal, Quebec on 18 April 1920, she was raised in Ontario and married Ashley Cameron of the Royal Military College on 23 October 1941. She lived in a number of places in Canada following her husband’s military career. After his retirement, they lived in Winnipeg and both worked for the University of Manitoba. She was known for her research and preservation of petroglyphs, spending summers camping in northern Ontario, Manitoba, and Vancouver Island where she documented the historic rock carvings. She also spent time in the Badlands of Alberta studying bones and fossils. She took photos everywhere she went. Her work can be found in the Cameron Wax Rubbing Collection at the University of Manitoba and at the Native Counselling Services of Alberta in Edmonton. She died on 20 March 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 2006.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 19 February 2017

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