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Memorable Manitobans: Peggy Jane Unruh Regehr (?-2018)

Feminist.

In 1951, she married teacher Walter Regehr and they had three children. In the late 1970s, she attended university to study feminist theology, becoming a pioneer in championing the cause of women within the Mennonite faith. In 1984, she was hired by the Mennonite Central Committee to start its Women’s Concerns program, continuing until she was dismissed in 1989 over her outspokenness. She died at Winnipeg on 27 September 2018.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 2018.

Obituary [Walter Regehr], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 2018.

“Mennonite feminist was forceful advocate” by John Longhurst, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2019

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