Memorable Manitobans: Carolyne Alexandra McBean Morrison (1905-1997)
Educator, MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).
Born in the Ridgeville district on 18 February 1905, daughter of Nellie Marshall (1866-?) and William McBean (1872-1943), she received her early education at Ridgeville School and the convent at St. Jean before attending the Brandon Normal School, earning a teaching certificate in 1923. She taught at Overdale School, Windygates, Myrtle School, and Miami School.
On 18 February 1938, she married farmer Hugh Borthwick Morrison. They had no children. After his death in 1957, she was asked to run for election to the same constituency that he had represented for twenty years. Winning in a 1960 by-election, she was subsequently re-elected at the 1962 and 1966 general elections. She also served with the local Red Cross, twelve years on the Manitou Hospital Board, was a correspondent for Kaleida district news in the Western Canadian newspaper, and was the organist for the Baptist and United Church at Kaleida and later at St. Andrew’s United Church at Manitou. She was an active participant in the Manitou Horticultural Society.
She died at Manitou on 24 August 1997 and was buried in the Manitou Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1997, page 31.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 October 2022