Memorable Manitobans: Anita Schwartz Neville
Civil servant, MP, Lieutenant Governor.
Born at Winnipeg on 22 July 1942, daughter of Faye and Harold Schwartz (1914-1987), she received a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a consultant for the provincial government and for several governmental and non-governmental agencies.
She was a Liberal candidate for the River Heights constituency in the 1995 provincial general election but was defeated. Later that year, she was elected as a trustee for the Winnipeg School Division and served as Chair twice (1987-1988, 1995-1996). Elected in the 2000 federal general election, she was re-elected in 2004 and 2008 but defeated in 2011. She was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in 2022.
In recognition of her community service, she received a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). She is a member of the Order of Manitoba (2022).
Former wife of William Franklin Wymark “Bill” Neville with whom she had three daughters.
Birth announcement [Sarah Elizabeth Moyse Neville], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1969, page 21.
Obituary [Harold Schwartz], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1987, page 58.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 April 2023