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Memorable Manitobans: Jane Dagg McGovern “Maude” McCreery (1890-1983)

Florist.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 October 1890, daughter of Jeremiah “Jerry” Dagg (1843-1929) and Mary Olga Ausk (1870-1933), she was educated at Winnipeg public schools and the Winnipeg Business College. She worked as a florist for 60 years, as President and General Manager at The Rosary Limited at 272 Carlton Street, Winnipeg. She served as an Alderwomen on City of Winnipeg Council (1950-1957), and was on the Winnipeg Hospital Commission (1948) and Winnipeg Police Commission before retirement from business in 1976.

She was married twice, first on 5 September 1914 to Patrick James McGovern at Winnipeg. She married James Robert “Bob” McCreery (c1884-1947) on 20 August 1929 at St. Vital and they had two children: Jerry “Samuel” McCreery (1933-2002) and Essie McCreery (wife of David Lyons). She was a life-member of the Daughters of the Nile Sphinx No. 116, Women’s Auxiliary of Khartum Temple, Professional and Business Women’s Clubs, Zonta International, IODE, CNIB Women’s Auxiliary, Women’s Musical Club, Norwood Golf Club, and Women’s Hospital Aid of the Winnipeg General Hospital.

She died at the King George Hospital on 14 August 1983 and was buried in a cemetery at Glencoe, Ontario.

Sources:

Birth, MMarriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“J. R. McCreery, clothier, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1947, page 29.

“Princess Elizabeth Guild reaches its 25th year,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1973, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1983, page 26.

“A formidable presence,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1983, page 6.

Obituary [S. Jerry McCreery], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 2002, page C10.

Notice to Creditors [Samuel Jerry McCreery], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 2002, page B8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2015

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