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Memorable Manitobans: Sarah Emma Millidge (1852-1943)

Community activist.

Born at St. John, New Brunswick on 31 December 1852, daughter of Thomas E. and Sarah de Blois White Millidge, she was educated locally. She came to Winnipeg in 1886 and became Matron at the St. John’s College School. Active in the community, in 1907 she became Corresponding Secretary (later Organizing Secretary) of the Women’s Auxiliary for sixteen years and Lady Matron of St. John’s College School for twenty years. She was a member of the Canadian Women’s; Woman’s Auxiliary; St. John (New Brunswick) Historical Society, and Anglican Church. Her recreations included camping, boating, and travelling. In 1911, she lived at 414 Broadway Court, Winnipeg. She died at Winnipeg on 15 August 1943 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

“Miss Millidge’s death ends life of service,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 1943, page 2.

We thank Cheryl Girard for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2015

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