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Memorable Manitobans: Inez Geneva Gandrud Trueman (1917-2015)

MLA (1969-1973), community activist.

Born at Glenwood, Minnesota on 8 April 1917, daughter of Gustav and Ida Gandrud, she trained as a nurse and met her physician husband Kenneth Trueman (?-1977) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, moving with him to Winnipeg in 1939. She became involved in community life, serving as President of the Junior League of Winnipeg (1951-1952), Central Volunteer Bureau (1954-1956), and Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (1965-1967). She was a Winnipeg city councillor for River Heights (1968-1969) and elected in 1969 as MLA for Fort Rouge (1968-1973) but was defeated in 1973. She ran in the 1980 federal election and was named a YWCA Woman of the Year in Political Affairs and Government. She died at the Grace Hospital on 22 August 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 2015, page C7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2019

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