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Memorable Manitobans: Evelyn Verdin Goshawk (1916-1994)

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Born at Winnipeg on 19 March 1916, one of five children born to English immigrants George Edward Goshawk (1885-1969) and May Evelyn Verdin (1886-1928), she was the first woman from Manitoba to compete in the British Empire Games (now called the Commonwealth Games). She competed twice, in 1934 at London, England and in 1938 at Sidney, Australia. In 1934, she won a Silver Medal in the Long Jump. In 1939, she married Alfred LeFevre (1916-1988). She died at Burnaby, British Columbia on 25 October 1994.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [May Evelyn Goshawk], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 January 1928, page 17.

“Winnipeg pays tribute to Miss Evelyn Goshawk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1934, page 15.

Death registration [Everlyn Verdin LeFevre], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Evelyn Verdin Goshawk LeFevre, FindAGrave.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Carolyne Thomas.

Page revised: 2 January 2019

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