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Memorable Manitobans: Lorraine MacDonald Sweatman (1923-2014)

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Born at Winnipeg on 25 June 1923, daughter of David and Margaret MacDonald, she married Alan Sweatman at Winnipeg on 26 June 1943 and they had six children. She served as President of the Winnipeg Junior League and Chairperson of the Misericordia General Hospital Foundation, and was a member of the Board of Broadcast Governors (predecessor to the CRTC), Medical Research Council of Canada, Misericordia Health Centre Board, and the Misericordia Corporations Board. She was also an active member of Westminster United Church. She died at Winnipeg on 5 June 2014.


“Lorraine MacDonald marries Sub-Lieutenant A. Sweatman,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1943, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2017

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