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Pearl Kathryne McGonigal

Municipal official, Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (1981-1986).

Born at Melville, Saskatchewan on 10 June 1929, she worked in banking and merchandising before being elected as a councillor for St. James-Assiniboia in 1969. Following its amalgamation into Winnipeg, she served on the Winnipeg city council from 1971 to 1981, and was Deputy Mayor from 1979 to 1981. She served as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1981 to 1986, the first woman to hold the position. In recognition of her exemplary community service, she was inducted into the Order of Canada (1994) and Order of Manitoba (2000), and she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). She was made an honorary member of the Winnipeg Press Club and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba (1983).

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2014

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