Memorable Manitobans: Lillian Rose Boorman Simpson (1887-1967)
Nurse, community activist.
Born at Reston on 5 October 1887, daughter of Elizabeth Mary Turley and Charles Boorman, she was a missionary nurse at Port Simpson on the Pacific coast and later a Victorian Order nurse at Toronto and Winnipeg. On 21 March 1917, she married building contractor Alonzo Seymore Simpson (1877-1954) and they had three children: Eva Mildred Simpson (1918-?, wife of William P. Bowie), Leslie “Les” Simpson (1921-2001, husband of Muriel Alfreda Wankling), and Florence Claire Simpson (1924-2013, wife of Ralph H. Lloyd). He served as President of the Natural History Society (1942-1944), the first woman to do so, and was a member of Greenwood United Church. She died at her Winnipeg home, 43 Sherburn Street, on 7 January 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth registrations [Lillian Boorman, Eva Mildred Simpson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration [Lillian Rose Boorman, Alonzo Seaymore Simpson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Pioneer Winnipeg homebuilder, A. Simpson, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1954, page 28.
Obituary [Leslie Simpson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2001.
Obituary [Muriel Alfreda Simpson], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2010.
Obituary [Florence Claire Lloyd], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 2013.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 December 2022