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Memorable Manitobans: Anne Glaz Ross (1911-1998)

Nurse, social reformer.

Born in Ukraine on 25 September 1911, she emigrated to Winnipeg’s North End in 1922 and subsequently attended United College and the University of Manitoba. She studied nursing at the Winnipeg General Hospital and psychiatric nursing in New York City. She was first employed by Mount Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg in 1948 as its only full-time staff member, and she built up the clinic through her personal efforts. She was known as “Anne of the Milk Subsidies.” In 1995 she established AGR Health Services for seniors. She was the author of several books, including Teenage Mothers Teenage Fathers (1982) and a history of the Mount Carmel Clinic entitled Clinic with a Heart (1998). She became a Member of the Order of Canada (1985) and the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1987). Married to William C. Ross, she died at Winnipeg on 14 August 1998.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1998, page 22.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Daniel Ross and Dee Dee Rizzo for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 November 2017

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