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Memorable Manitobans: Patricia Joan Weber Martens (1952-2015)

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Born at Calgary, Alberta on 25 January 1952, daughter of Howard and Hazel Weber, she met her husband while taking an undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba. They married in 1974 and later settled at Kleefeld. She taught chemistry and mathematics at St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg and obtained MSc and PhD degrees, later serving as a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She was Director of The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy for ten years where she has conducted studies on the health of Aboriginal people, and people with mental illness, as well as interventions to increase breastfeeding rates. In 2013, her service was recognized with appointment to the Order of Canada and she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She retired in 2014 and died at her Kleefeld home on 10 January 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2015.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2015

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