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Memorable Manitobans: Lois Isabelle Emmond Neabel (1936-2016)

Community activist.

Born near Benito on 11 April 1936, daughter of Dick Emmond, she attended Benito School and the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1957 from the latter with a degree in Home Economics. She worked as a Home Economist for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, living in Winnipeg and several rural communities until settling at Minnedosa in 1991. Active in the Manitoba Women’s Institutes, she was Provincial Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Provincial President. In Minnedosa her main volunteer work was with the Minnedosa Archives, for which she was President and Secretary. On 20 June 1959, she married John Lewis Neabel (1937-2015) and they had two daughters. She died at Minnedosa on 7 December 2016.

Sources:

“Benito,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 25 June 1959, page 5.

Obituary [John Lewis Neabel], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 December 2016

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