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Memorable Manitobans: Lillian Brown Halpenny (1877-1956)

Educator, author, community activist.

Born at Gladstone on 3 October 1877, daughter of Corydon Brown and Emma Davidson, she was educated at St. John’s School and Wesley College. She taught at Neepawa School and the Provincial Model School at Winnipeg. She was joint author of How to be Healthy and author of Constellations and Comets. She was a member of the Public Welfare Commission (1917-1920), Provincial Royal Commission, and Civic Charities Bureau of Winnipeg (Chairman for one year). She was the Chair of the Grace Church Ladies’ Aid. On 6 January 1912, she married Jasper Halpenny. They had three sons: David L. Halpenny, Leonard C. Halpenny, and Lloyd J. Halpenny. She died at Fort Worth, Texas on 12 June 1956 and was buried there.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Deaths and funerals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1956, page 48.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2016

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