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Memorable Manitobans: Grayce Elizabeth Ross Riley (?-1997)

Community activist.

Born in Winnipeg, daughter of William and Margaret Ross, she worked as a nurse and later at the Hudson’s Bay Company. She was a volunteer coordinator for Winnipeg Enterprises who enabled handicapped people to attend events at the Winnipeg Stadium and Winnipeg Arena. She was also entertainment chair for the municipal hospitals of Winnipeg, arranging concerts and events for patients. In recognition of her community service, she was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Sales and Advertising Club of Winnipeg, and received the International Lions Club Medal of Merit, City of Winnipeg Citizens Award, and was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1970). She died at Winnipeg on 24 January 1997 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1997, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2014

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