Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Amy Louise Clemons (c1906-1989)

Community worker.

Born at St. Peters, Manitoba, a great-great-granddaughter of Chief Peguis, her father’s early death caused her to leave school after grade 11 to work in Mission schools and hospitals before being employed at Dynevor Hospital near her home at Selkirk, Manitoba. She was later employed for ten years as a community worker in the Manitoba Friendship Centre in Winnipeg, returning to Selkirk as Executive Director of the Selkirk Indian-Métis Friendship Centre from which she retired in 1973. She was made an honorary citizen of Selkirk in 1972 and was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Sales and Advertising Club of Winnipeg. In 1973, she was inducted into the Order of Canada for “her devoted social work and leadership in Indian Métis societies in Manitoba”. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. She died at Selkirk on 14 September 1989 and was buried in the St. Peters churchyard cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1989, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2011

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.