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Memorable Manitobans: Anne Marie Collier Whitehead (1914-1991)

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Born at Arizona on 5 May 1914, daughter of Charles Jackson (c1878-?) and Annie Macleod (c1883-?), she moved with her family to Sidney, where she was raised and educated. After her marriage in 1934 to Thomas Benjamin “Ben” Collier (?-1983), she moved to Austin where she and her husband ran a service station and a small restaurant. In 1958 they opened a new location on the Trans-Canada Highway. They retired to Portage la Prairie in 1965. In retirement, she became a historian and writer. Her book A Rear View Mirror: A History of the Austin and Surrounding Districts was published in 1967, followed by History of Portage la Prairie in 1970, and My Roadside Restaurant in 1988, the same year that she married Ernest William “Ernie” Whitehead (1918-2008). She also helped write the lyrics for the Manitoba centennial song and the Portage la Prairie centennial song. A monument in her honour was unveiled at Jackson Lake, south of Sidney, in 1970. She died at Portage la Prairie on 14 January 1991 and was buried in the Austin Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Anne Collier Monument (Municipality of North Norfolk)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1991, page 42.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituary [Ernest William Whitehead], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2017

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