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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothea Evonne Corbett “Dot” From (1935-2015)

Community activist.

Born at Kirkella on 11 October 1935, daughter of Kenneth Corbett (1900-1969) and Hazel Maud McGinnes (1909-1996), as a young adult she lived at Calgary (Alberta), Regina (Saskatchewan), and Hamilton (Ontario). On 30 August 1958 she married Milton L. From and lived with him at Winnipeg, Pinawa, Toronto (Ontario), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), and Dartmouth (Nova Scotia). She raised a family and was active in the Crafts Guild of Manitoba. She received a BA degree (1984) from the University of Winnipeg. She died at Winnipeg on 12 February 2015.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Crafts Guild of Manitoba Celebrates Sixty-five Years
Manitoba History, Number 25, Spring 1993


Marriage registrations [Kenneth Corbett], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Manitobans win awards in Navy’s essay contest,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1950, page 13.

“Engagements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1958, page 16.

Obituary [Kenneth Corbett], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1969, page 21.

Obituary [Hazel Maud Younge], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1996, page 31.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 2015.

Obituary, ObitsForLife.

“In memoriam,” UWinnipeg, Fall 2015, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2015

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