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Memorable Manitobans: Gillian Elizabeth Covernton (1978-2009)

Historian, civil servant.

She attended Robert H. Smith School, Kelvin High School, and the University of Manitoba, graduating from the latter with an MA in History. After university and during summers, she worked for the Superannuation Board of Manitoba and the Manitoba Government Employees Union. She served as Gazette Editor for Manitoba History in 2004 and 2005. She died on 15 May 2009.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Review: J. M. Bumsted, Reporting the Resistance: Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance
Manitoba History, Number 48, Autumn/Winter 2004-2005

Inside King Solomon’s Temple: A Brief Glimpse into Early Masonry in Red River, 1864-1869
Manitoba History, Number 49, June 2005


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2017

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