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Memorable Manitobans: Catherine Stewart “Cath” Milner (c1925-2015)

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Catherine Stewart Milner
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Accountant, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg around 1925, daughter of James Stewart and Helen Kathleen Rooney, she received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba (1946) and a Masters degree from the University of Toronto (1948). She worked as a statistician in Toronto before returning to Winnipeg in 1950 to work as an investment counsel with the Sovereign Life Assurance Company. In 1955, she was elected as a trustee of the Winnipeg School Board, becoming its Chair in 1959 and serving until 1961. She was a member of the Young Women’s Christian Association and First Presbyterian Church, and was active with the Lake of the Woods Property Owners Association. On 20 September 1963, she married Roy W. Milner. She died at Winnipeg on 2 September 2015.


“Meet Catherine Stewart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1955, page 24.

“Third woman to chair board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1959, page 9.

“Milner – Stewart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 1963, page 16.

Obituary, The Globe and Mail, 12 September 2015.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2015

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