Nurse, community activist.
Born at South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England on 5 March 1921, daughter of Walter and Mary Tye, she grew up in Pontefract and was trained at York County Hospital where she became a Registered Nurse in February 1943. She met and married E. Victor Fulton, an RCAF Flight Lieutenant, in October 1943 and moved to Canada to settled on his farm near Birtle. She worked at the Birtle Hospital, worked as a Brownie leader and Sunday School teacher, and became a member of the Birtle Women’s Institute. She was later elected President of the Manitoba Women’s Institute, the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada, and the Vice-President of the Associated Country Women of the World. In recognition of her community service, she was inducted into the Order of Canada (1978) and the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame (1988), and she received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). She died on 4 November 2013 and was buried in the Birtle Cemetery.
“Birtle,” Birtle Eye Witness, 22 December 1992, page 17.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 2013.
We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 May 2021
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