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Memorable Manitobans: Jane Mary McDonald (1951-2003)

Nun, social activist.

Born at Manchester, New Hampshire in 1951, daughter of Arthur and Christine McDonald, she came to Canada in 1975 and to Winnipeg in 1978. She was a Novitiate of Holy Cross and since 1978 she served the city’s poor and homeless people at Baldwin House (The Salvation Army), Main Street Project, and in 1987 opened Our Place Chez Nous drop-in center. She died at Winnipeg on 29 July 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 April 2017

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