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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Marie Christensen (1886-1989)

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Born at Hjørring, Denmark in 1886, she moved to Winnipeg in 1907 and soon became involved in community service work. She served for years as president of the ladies’ auxiliary of the Danish Lutheran Church. During the Second World War, she placed Danish airmen in Winnipeg homes and organized knitting for troops overseas. As a result, she was honoured by the Danish government and the Canadian Red Cross. She died at Winnipeg on 2 November 1989 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1989, page 23.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2019

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