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Memorable Manitobans: Lydia Pajunen (1884-1965)

Mid-wife.

Born in Finland in 1884, she came to Canada in 1902. She settled in the Elma district and lived there until 1952, serving as the first mid-wife in Manitoba. She died at Winnipeg on 20 November 1965 and was buried in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1965, page 24.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2019

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