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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Adamowska Panaro (1902-1989)

Community activist.

Born in Czernowitz, Austria on 8 August 1902, of Polish descent, she arrived in Winnipeg with her family in 1911. As an adult, she worked for 36 years in the real estate firm of Aronovitch and Leipsic. After retirement, she became Executive Director of the International Centre and was especially active in the Polish community of immigrants. She served as Provincial President of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada (1953) and President of the Polish Canadian Women’s Federation (1965). She was honoured by the Citizenship Council of Manitoba for 25 years of service to the organization, retiring in 1970. In recognition of her community work, she was inducted into the Order of Canada and the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

She died at Edmonton, Alberta on 14 June 1989.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1989.

Page revised: 14 July 2009

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