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Memorable Manitobans: Victoria Luidmilla Jakimowich Merrett (1932-2003)

Musician.

Born at Winnipeg on 2 May 1932, daughter of John and Anna Jakimowich, she attended David Livingstone School, William Whyte School, and St. Johns High School. In 1950, she obtained a performer’s degree from the London Royal School of Music. She joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as a student player and played violin for 49 years. She was also a member of the Montreal and Winnipeg CBC Orchestras, McGill Chamber Orchestra, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She was an outstanding member of Winnipeg’s musical community and was known for her encouragement of younger musicians. She died at Winnipeg on 14 February 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 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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