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Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen Redman Strange (1896-1968)

Writer.

Born in London, England, she came to North America with her husband, Henry George Latimer Strange, after World War One, travelling around the West until settling in Winnipeg in 1930. She told the story of these years in her book With the West in Her Eyes: The Story of a Modern Pioneer (1937). In Winnipeg she served as president of the Canadian Authors Association for many years, and later became national bursar. She also continued her writing, producing with her husband Never a Dull Moment (1941), another memoir of family adventures. Moving to England in 1954, she became involved with the movie industry in Europe, producing several screenplays. She retired to Vancouver in 1964, where she died.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 28 April 2008

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