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Memorable Manitobans: Elva Murray Fletcher (?-1992)

Journalist, community activist.

A graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, during the Second World War she worked as a secretary in Washington, DC for the Commander of the Combined Communications Board – Joint Chiefs of Staff. Afterwards returning to Winnipeg, she worked for the Manitoba Cooperator and later for the Country Guide, eventually becoming editor of the Family Living Section. She attended the inaugural meeting of the Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association in 1956 and served as its secretary for many years, eventually being voted a life member. She served on the Board of Regents of the University of Winnipeg and was President of the Winnipeg Women’s Press Club. She later served as President of the Canadian Women’s Press Club.

She was active in community affairs, serving on the Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau Committee, Winnipeg Library Committee, Residents Advisory Group, and the Community Improvement Program. She was a founding member of the Jubilee Avenue and District Residents Association, of which she was the driving force.

She died at Winnipeg on 30 October 1992. She is commemorated by Elva Fletcher Way at the intersection of Jubilee Avenue and Osborne Street.

Sources:

“Getting her own way”, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1990, page 94.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 1992, page D6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2011

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