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Memorable Manitobans: Marion Winnifred Searles (1930-1986)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1930, daughter of Frederick DeWitt “Fred” Searles (1902-1967) and Anna Isabelle McCreary (1900-1995), her first years were spent at Sherridon until 1933 when her family relocated to St. James and to Charleswood in 1949. She lived in Fort Rouge and St. Vital in adulthood. She was a life member of the Girl Guides of Canada, having worked for Guides in the United Kingdom, World Association, and Manitoba Council. An active member of Augustine United Church, she served as its Board Chair in the early 1970s. She served on the board and committees of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation, and volunteered with the Manitoba Historical Society in her later years. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 22 May 1986.

Sources:

Marriage registration [Frederick Dewett Searles, Anna Isabel McCreary], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Miss Marion Searles,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1954, page 15.

Obituary [Frederick DeWitt Searles], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1967, page 29.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1986, page 43.

Obituary [Anna Isabelle Searles], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1995, page 51.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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