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Memorable Manitobans: Adele Churchill Sheps (1907-2001)

Community activist.

Born at Elizabetgrad, Russia on 25 December 1907, at the age of 2 she came to Canada with her parents and siblings and grew up at Winnipeg. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She founded the Junior Hadassah organization of Winnipeg while still a University student. She and her mother then lived in Palestine from 1930 to 1932, where they helped to revive Jewish national life. Upon her return to Winnipeg, she founded the Lillian Freiman Hadassah Chapter and was President of the Winnipeg Hadassah Council, Regional Chairman of Canadian Hadassah for the Midwestern Region of Canada, and a National Vice-President of Canadian Hadassah. She died at Winnipeg on 15 August 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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