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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Y. Munn Carter (1923-2010)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Cromer on 11 October 1923, daughter of UGG elevator agent William G. Munn (?-?) and Jean Munn (?-?), she lived at Elkhorn (?-?), Virden (1929-1936), and Carberry (1936-1938) before moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1938. She received a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1947, married fellow law student Roger Colenso Carter (?-?) and practiced with him at Saskatchewan until the birth of their first child in 1953. Eventually, they had six children, including Sarah Carter.  In 1960 she was appointed a magistrate for matrimonial disputes, child support and custody, and cases under the young offender legislation. She was appointed to the District Court in 1978 as part of a pilot project for a Unified Family Court and in 1981 she became a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench where she sat until her retirement in 1998. She died at Saskatoon on 1 October 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 4 October 2010.

We thank Sarah Carter for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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