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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth Todd “Betty” Stewart (1930-2000)

Community activist.

Born at St. Boniface on 4 June 1930, daughter of James and Gertrude Todd, she attended St. Edward’s School, General Wolfe School, and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. She worked as a stenographer at Revenue Canada until her marriage. On 2 June 1956, she married James A. Stewart and had three children. She volunteered for the Catholic Women’s League and the St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. She held several positions with the Girl Guides of Canada and helped to establish the Transcona Guide-Scout Water Safety Program (1967). In recognition of her 45 years of community service, she received Honorary Life Membership in the Girl Guides of Canada (1988) and the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992). She died at Winnipeg on 2 April 2000 and is commemorated by a monument in George Olive Nature Park.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: George Olive Nature Park (855 McMeans Avenue East, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 2000, page C12.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2015

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