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Memorable Manitobans: JoAnn Lee MacMorran (1934-2021)


Born at Winnipeg in 1934, daughter of William Rowan MacMorran (1900-1980) and Annie Joanna “Jo” MacMorran (1905-1983), she attended Kelvin High School, Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing (1955) and University of Manitoba (1965). Her practiced nursing at Los Angeles, San Francisco, England, and Calgary before returning to Winnipeg where she worked with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Manitoba Public Health, and Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. In 1971, he began to work as a nurse consultant in the treatment of tuberculosis and chronic pulmonary disease, collaborating with Dr. E. S. Hershfield and other tuberculosis specialists, giving workshops around the world. After retirement in 2001, she joined the Canadian International Development Agency in a project in Guyana. In 2021, she was named a Manitoba Woman Trailblazer by the Nellie McClung Foundation. She died on 2 April 2021.


Death registrations [William Rowan MacMorran, Annie MacMorran], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [William Rowan MacMorran], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1980, page 89.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 2021.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2021

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