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Memorable Manitobans: Ruth Hope Wilson Goodhand (1891-1995)

Writer, community activist, educator, artist.

Born at McAuley on 26 December 1891, eldest daughter of William Wilson and Janet Brown, she attended the Central Normal School and was Principal of the Knowles School for Boys (1918-1920) in East Kildonan. On 8 January 1921, she married Bruce Cameron Goodhand (?-1959) at the Riverview Presbyterian Manse in Winnipeg and had three children. They settled at Dauphin where her husband was in business. There, she was active in the Dauphin Horticultural Society, was a columnist with the Dauphin Herald for over two decades, and served as Chair of the Dauphin Public Library Board for many years. She held honourary life memberships with the United Church Women, IODE, Manitoba Council of Women, and Manitoba Drama League. In 1964, she married again, to Roy Judson (?-1973) of Victoria, British Columbia. She moved to Victoria and was active as an artist and writer, delving into the local history of James Bay for Camus Chronicles, as well as illustrating a balcony-gardening booklet, and taking up painting. She died at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on 4 October 1995 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Pioneer Harvest at Dauphin, Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 3, Number 3, April 1958

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Goodhand - Wilson,” Winnipeg Tribune,11 January 1921, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1995, page C7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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