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Memorable Manitobans: Anna Meldred Speers (1908-1996)

Community activist.

Born at Brampton, Ontario on 24 January 1908, daughter of Robert James Speers and Annie Ella Troughton (1881-1967), she received degrees in Home Economics from the University of Manitoba and University of Minnesota before studying at the London School of Economics. During the Second World War, she was the first woman appointed to the Productivity Council of Canada. She served on several boards, including those of the Winnipeg Foundation, Victorian Order of Nurses (President), and Society for Crippled Children. She died unmarried at her Winnipeg home on 5 February 1996 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Speers was the father of racing in Western Canada,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1986, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1996, page 33.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2019

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