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Memorable Manitobans: Anne Jorowski (1918-2016)

Municipal official.

Born at Telford on 1 November 1918, she moved to Winnipeg at the age of 14 years, after the death of her mother. There she met her future husband Joseph (?-2008) and married him in 1942. During the Second World War, she lived in British Columbia where her husband did his military training. They returned to Manitoba after the war and bought a home in St. Boniface, moving in the mid-1950s to East Kildonan. An enthusiastic gardener, she was instrumental in the founding of the East Kildonan Horticultural Society. In 1974, she was elected to the Winnipeg city council, serving until 1989, including a stint as Deputy Mayor. In recognition of her community service, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). She died at Winnipeg on 8 January 2016 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.

Sources:

“Former councillor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2016, page B2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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