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Memorable Manitobans: Donna Lynn Swistun (1948-2003)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 May 1948, she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1967 and taught Grade 2 at Russell, Manitoba from 1968 to 1970, then kindergarten at Inuvik, NWT from 1970 to 1972. Donna ran the Tiny Tots program from 1978 to 1985, and was later named Assistant Director at Seven Oaks Child Day Care in 1986. She was active with the Manitoba Child Care Association, sat on their editorial committee, chaired three provincial conferences, sat on their Board of Directors, and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. She received a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in January 2003, recognizing her work in child care and within the breast cancer community. She died at Winnipeg on 23 June 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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