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Memorable Manitobans: Lois Mae Falloon (1910-2000)


Born at the family homestead near Foxwarren on 17 November 1910, eldest child and daughter of Samuel James Falloon (1882-1973) and Fanny Elizabeth Burdett (1884-1971), she attended Foxwarren School and graduated with a BA degree from the University of Manitoba (1936). She taught in rural Manitoba for 11 years, at Ellice School (?-?), Ridgeville School (1933-1936, Principal), Brickburn School (?-?), and Killarney School (?-?). From 1942 to 1944, she worked in a wartime armaments factory in Montreal, Quebec. Following the Second World War, she worked 28 years for Zellers Limited at numerous stores before rising to the executive level at the corporate office at Montreal. She retired and moved to Winnipeg around 1980. She died at the St. Norbert Nursing Home on 30 July 2000 and buried in the Zion Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2000, page C7.

“Foxwarren news [Obituary],” Russell Banner, 22 August 2000, page 12.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 April 2018

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