Memorable Manitobans: Louise Card Rey (1915-1990)
Born at Neepawa on 6 July 1915, youngest daughter of Clement John Card (1868-1929) and Catherine Louise Schmidt (1877-1963), she graduated from the Neepawa Collegiate Institute in 1933. She worked for the Bell Lumber Company until retirement in 1980. Active in the community, she was a charter member (1948) and President (1956-1960) of the Neepawa Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a member of the national board (1956-1970) and was national President (1968-1970). She also served five years on the international board. She was also a member of the Neepawa Chamber of Commerce (President, 1976).
In 1978, she was the first woman to received the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Executive Award. She was also involved in the Manitoba Summer Games, Advisory Council of the Manitoba Licensed Practical Nurses Association, and she chaired Neepawa's centennial celebrations. In recognition of her community service, she received a Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). She and husband George Rey (?-1989) had no children.
She died in March 1990 and was buried in the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery.
Birth registration [Clement Gladys Louise Card], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1990, page 41.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 February 2023