Memorable Manitobans: Catherine Stewart “Cath” Milner (c1925-2015)
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 and served as its Chair (1959-1961). 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.
Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.
We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 July 2022