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Events listed relate to Canadian women with a few extra items added to give the timeline perspective.

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LAST UPDATED March 16, 2017.

2011

January 31, 2011 - Linda Bond (1946 -  ) is elected General of the Salvation Army. Source: The Salvation Army. online accessed May 2013

February 11, 2011 - The Canadian  Government announces a new Hero Class coast guard vessel named for Capt. Nicola Goddard, who was serving in Afghanistan when she was killed May 17, 2006, the first female Canadian soldier to die in action. Sources: Toronto Star, Globe and Mail. February 12, 2011

March 27, 2011- Shania Twain
(1965-   ) is inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.

May 2, 2011 -
Elizabeth Evans May
(1954-   ) becomes the first Canadian Member of Parliament for the Green Party. She won her seat in Saarnich-Gulf Islands, British Columbia. This was her third attempt to become elected to Parliament. Sources: More information in Toronto Star, Toronto Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun May 3, 2011.

May 23-25, 2011 - The Nobel Women's initiative, a hosting group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, holds an international conference on sexual violence against women in conflict zones at Chateau Montebello, Quebec. It is the first time the group has met in Canada. They want Canada to be a leader protesting and taking action for victims of sexual violence as Canada took lead against landmines. Source: "Female Nobel laureates gather in Montebello by Kelly Patterson, The Ottawa Citizen May 22, 2011.


May 31, 2011 - Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett is appointed first woman in Canada as Chief of Reserves and Cadets.

2011 - Andromache Karakatsanis (1955-  ) is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013.:

September 1, 2011 -
1st ever economic summit on women is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) is held in San Francisco , U.S.A.

November 23, 2011 –
Chief Justice Robert Bauman concluded that polygamy remains illegal in Canada. His comprehensive legal opinion is the 1st in the world to fully expose the effects of polygamy. Source: Sally Armstrong, Assent of Women: A New Age is Dawning For Every Mother’s Daughter. (Vintage Canada, 2013) page 79-80.  

2011 - Susan Ursel (1958-   ) wins the Canadian Bar Association Hero Award in recognition of her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Committee. Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013.:

October 21, 2011 - Rona Ambrose
(1969-   ), Minister responsible for the Status of Women unveiled a plaque in Edmonton, Alberta, recognizing the Persons Case, an event of National Historic Significance.

2011 - Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureaux (1836-1918) pioneer of the Northwest Territories is declared an Nationally Historic Person, the 1st Métis woman of the Northwest Territories to receive this distinction.

2011 -
Canadian women take international gold medals in soccer.

2011 - Fire Service Women Ontario is formed. Source: Women firefighters as capable as males. Noorthumberlandnews.com Accessed June 2013.

2011 - Erin Bruzzese, a 10 year veteran of the Kamloops British Columbia Fire Rescue, is the 1st woman to appear on the Firefighters annual calendar. She says she volunteered because it is for a good cause> Source: Kamloops Daily News November 12, 2011

2011 - The British  royal  family ends a 1000 years of tradition by reversing  a primogeniture rule that favoured  males for succession to the throne Females now have the same rights to the throne as men

Deaths 2011:
January 14, 2011-
Died Lucy Slade (1972-2011), medal winning Kayaker and canoeist.
January 29, 2011 -
Died
Loreen Rice Lucas (1914-2011), author.
March 2011 -
Died
Mary Greyeyes-Reid (1920-2011), 1st aboriginal woman in the Canadian Army Corps.
March 12, 2011 -
Died Dr. Olive Patricia Dickason C.M., PhD.., D.Litt. (1920-2011), journalist, professor and scholar.  Canada's foremost expert on the history of aboriginal peoples.
April 4, 2011 - Died Mary Bryant (1919-2011), community Activist Source: True North Perspective
April 13, 2011 - Died
Anne Campbell (1912-2011), award winning choral conductor.
April 24, 2011 - Died
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Berthiaume Wicken (1927-2011), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
June 14, 2011 - Died Rhea Whitehead (1936-2011), social activist and pacifist.

June 22, 2011 - Died Jane Watson Heffelfinger (????-2011) actress, broadcaster and volunteer.
July 2011 -
Died Rita Laroque Morel (1911-2011), public servant.
July 10, 2011 -
Died  
Pierrette Alaire (1921-2011) ,opera singer
July 17, 2011 -
Died Yoné Young (?-2011), dancer and manager of her own dance company.
August 2, 2011 -
Died
Joanne Strong Philpott (1930-2011), columnist for the Globe and Mail. Source:  The Globe and Mail.
August 14, 2011 - Died Frances Morrison (1918-2011), librarian in Saskatchewan

August 30, 2011 - Died Joyce Marguerite Brennan (1929-2011), 1st woman Elected to the Smith Falls, Ontario Town Council. Source: Ottawa Citizen.
September 2011 - Died
Sally Crooks (1927-2011),  respected educator.
September 15, 2011 - Died Frances Bay (1918-2011), actress and star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
October 1, 2011 - Died Nancy Riche (1944-2011), awarded the 1992 Persons Case  and known as a woman of courage

October 2, 2011 - Died Cindy Shatto (1957-2011),  true pioneer in the sports of swimming and diving.  Source: The Globe and Mail
October 13, 2011 - Died
Barbara Kent (1907-2011), silent screen movie star. Source Globe and Mail.
October 17, 2011 - Died Barbara Kathleen Buchner (1927-2011), medical researcher in virology, hepatitis and radiommunoassay.
October 23, 2011 - Died  Tillie Taylor (1922-2011), awyer and social worker Source: Globe and Mail
October 24, 2011 - Died Laverna Katie Dollimore (1922-2011), administrative diplomatic civil servant who aided saving American Diplomats during 1979 Iranian revolution
November 2011 - Died
Shirley Elford (1943-2011) acclaimed glass sculptor.
November 3, 2011 -
Died Joyce Carter (1930-2011), ashion journalist
November 7, 2011 - Died Margaret Weisbord (1914-2011), musician
November 15, 2011 - Died Edra Isles Saunders Ferguson (1907-2011), in 1936  1st woman elected as alderman in St Thomas, Ontario.

November 25, 2011 - Died Jean Casselman-Wadds (1920-2011), 1961 1st woman appointed by the Canadian Government as  delegate to the United Nations. 1979 the 1st woman appointed as Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain.
November 26, 2011 - Died
Pat Holden Collins (1924-2011), one of the world's 1st women photo journalists.
December 23, 2011 - Died
Mary Frances Fraser (1921-2011), award winning local historian from Brampton, Ontario.
December 24, 2011 - Died Mary Noel Balke (1918-2011), librarian, journalist, broadcaster with the CBC, reference librarian at Ottawa Public Library.

 

2012

March 2012 -  Crystal Kennedy is the 1st  woman firefighter hired in Moncton, New Brunswick. Source: CBC News New Brunswick. "Moncton adds female firefighter to its ranks."

2012 -
Olympic Games, London, England, Canada wins Bronze soccer medal.

2012  -  celebrating
1933 - Mary Belle Barclay and her sister E. Catherine Barclay pitch a tent in Bragg Creek, Alberta to welcome campers to the first Hostel in North America. In 2012 Parks Canada declare this to be an Historic Site. Source: 100 More Canadian Heroines by Merna Foster Dundurn Press, 2011.

June 1-5, 2012 - Canada joins other Commonwealth countries to celebrate the 60 reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

October 9, 2012  - Malala Yousafzai, 16 years old, is shot in the head by a member of the Taliban for daring to speak about education for girls. She will be awarded honorary citizenship in Canada for her heroism and contribution to women's rights in the world.

October 11, 2012 - The United Nations declares this as the world’s 1st International Day of the Girl child.

December 2012 - Kiara Adams is the 1st woman hired as a fire fighter in Whitehorse, Yukon. Source: City of Whitehorse.ca accessed June 2013.

December 2012 - Christine Sinclair (1983-   ) wins the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete after winning the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as top female athlete.

December 8, 2012 - the city of Victoria , British Columbia, declares this day to be Dr. Victoria Cheung (Chung) Day. While in China, Dr. Cheung cared for an taught medicine. This is the 100th anniversary of her Jiangmen Central Hospital. A three meter high statue stand in the lobby of the hospital in South Guangzhou Province.

Deaths 2012:
January 2012 - Died Dorothy Annabelle Straton McPhedran(   -2012),  in 1964 the first woman to be Inspector of Schools for the Ontario Ministry of Education.
January 5, 2012 - Died Lois Boyle (1932-2012), "mother of the Snowbirds" Canada's flying aerobatic team.
January 5, 2012 -  Died F. Marguerite "Peggy" Hill (1919-2012), Medical doctor
January 10, 2012 - Died Rachelle Halpenny (1950-2012), sport personality who say no disability to entering the "Game"
January 22, 2012 - Died Mary Evelyn "Molly" Cameron (   -2012), librarian known for her outstanding contribution to her profession.
January 25, 2012 - Died Alice Moulton (1911-1912), librarian with the University of Toronto.
February 1, 2012 - Died Edith Virginia Vuchnick (   -2012), social activist and volunteer, president of Canadian YWCA and Member of the Y World Council.
February 2, 2012 - Died Joyce Carmen Barkhouse (1913-2012), poet.
February 6, 2012 - Died Coleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), Poet.
February 10, 2012 - Died
Nancy Lee Tegart (1912-2012), pioneer in British Columbia
February 13, 2012 - Died Pat Lotz (1930-2012), librarian and researcher.
February 14, 2012 - Died Eleanor Joan "Dusty" Miller (1929-2012), theater administrator.
February 16, 2012 - Died Ethel Stark (1910- 2012), celebrated Canadian musician.
February 24, 2012 - Died Marjorie Bronfman (   - 2012), philanthropist.
February 26, 2012 -  Died Jeannine Lock ( 1925-2012), award winning journalist, broadcaster and producer.
February 27, 2012 - Died
Pat Annesley (1936-2012), journalist
March 11, 2012 - Died
Gene Anne 'Jan' Turner (!926-2012), physician
March 14, 2012 -
Died Doris Elsie Guyatt (1929-2012), politician and acclaimed civil servant.
March 21, 2012 - Died Jay Macpherson (1931-2012) award winning poet
March 24, 2012 -
Died
Alice Mildred Heap (1925-2012), social activist and pacifist.
March 30, 2012 - Died
Lena "Lee" Delmonico (1925-2012), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
March 30, 2012 - Died Janet Margaret Anderson Perkin (1921-2012), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
April 9, 2012 - Died Doris Ogilvie (1919-2012), a deputy judge Juvenine and provincial courts and strong supporter of women's rights.
April 19, 2012 - Died Mabel Margaret Van Camp(1920-2012), 1st woman appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
April 20, 2012 - Died Lillian McGregor (1924-2012), 
1st Elder in residence at the University of Toronto and lectured on the seven sacred teachings of the elders:  She was the 1st native woman awarded an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Toronto.
April 23, 2012 - Died
Flo Whyard (1917-2012), journalist , editor Whitehorse Star, MLA and Mayor of Whitehorse, Yukon.
April 28, 2012 - Died
Elizabeth Joan Latimer (1945-2014) renowned palliative care medical pioneer.
April 29, 2012 -
Died
Daisy Juror (1920-2012), baseball player for the All American Girls Baseball League.
May 19, 2012 - Died Charlotte Starkey (1910-2012) a volunteer at various levels of Girl Guides for 55 years.
June 5, 2012 - Died Wafa Dabbagh (1962- 2012), 1st woman to wear a religious head covering in the Canadian Armed Forces.
June 21, 2012 - Died Maria Marrelli (1915-2012), social activist on behalf of Italian Canadians she was presented with the Italian Order of Merit.
June 25, 2012 - Died Lucella Catherine Ross (1921-2012), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
August 18, 2012 - Died Cathie Anne Oberholtz (!940-2012), anthropologist
August 29, 2012 - Died Ruth Miriam Goldbloom (1923-2012),  force behind the development of Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
September 11, 2012 - Died Elsie Cressman (1923-2012), Order of Ontario for work in midwifery
September 11, 2012 - Died Jeanne Brault Laurin (1923-2012), 1st woman mechanic in Canada
September 24, 2012 - Died Mimi Mitchell Donald (1917-2012), Canada's most outstanding teacher of the deaf in 20th century.
September 26, 2012 - Died Sylvia Olga Fedoruk (1927-2012), 1st woman lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan.
September 26, 2012 - Died Elizabeth "Betty" Brewster (1926-2012), poet
September 29, 2012 - Died Barbara Ann Scott (1928-2012), Canada's Sweetheart figure skated who won a gold medal in 1948 Olympics.
October 18, 2012 - Died Janet "Jay" Barbara Acton (1941-2012), skier
November 10, 2012 - Died Purvathi "Pari" Basrur (1921-2012),  1st woman to work at the Ontario Veterinary College on faculty, University of Guelph. 
November 30, 2012 - Died Rhoda Pendleton Baxter (1928-2012), singer
December 2012 - Died Magda Pennington (1928-2012), architect noted for her design of houses.
December 10, 2012 - Died Diane Mary Loomer (1940-2012), Choirmaster, composer , Order of Canada recipient.
December 12,  2012 - Died
Jean Roberts (1926-2012), Stage actor
 

2013 June 19, 2013 - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has elected Zoe Yujnovick, President and CEO of Canada's largest iron ore production company, The Iron Ore Co. of Canada, as Chair of the MAC. She is the 1st woman to be Chair in the Mac's 78 year history.

October 2013 -
Christine Sinclair (1983 -  ) is inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, Toronto. Source: Walk of Fame

Deaths 2013:
January 3, 2013 -
Died Joy Roberts-White (1910-2013),  broadcast journalist who worked for BBC, CBC, Reuters and CTV.
January 5, 2013 -
Died Heather B. S. MacGregor (1921-2013), war bride.
January 12, 2013 - Died
Margaret Evelyn Prang (1921-2013),  pioneer & innovator in developing  concept of family which did not necessarily include a husband.
January 16, 2013 -
Died Marjorie Mills (1945-2013), piano player who recorded with Quality Records of Canada, Master recordings and Gemstone Records.
January 16, 2013 - Died
Isabel Frances Leith Macdonald (1917-2013), drama teacher
January 23, 2013 - Died Susan Douglas Rubes (1925-2013),  actress with a long distinguished career on stage, TV and film.
January 26, 2013 - Died
Daurene Lewis (1943-2013),  1st Black woman in Canada to become a mayor when elected mayor of Annapolis, Nova Scotia.
February 8, 2013 -
Died Hope Morritt (   -2013), author and educator.
March 4, 2013 -
Died Lucile Garner Grant (1910-2013), 1st woman hired as a stewardess by Trans-Canada Airlines.
March 12, 2013 - Died
Madelaine Parent (1918-2013), social activist and labour leader.
March 23, 2013 - Died
Joan Ann Cooch (1932-2013), pioneer women's hockey coach.
March 27, 2013 - Died
Yvonne Brill (1924-2013), award winning, pioneering engineer and space scientist and inventor
April 1, 2013 - Died Marge Linden (1935-3013), 1st woman all night disc jockey on Montreal Radio &the 1st  to appear TV in Montreal.
April 4, 2013 - Died Ayako "Irene" Uchida (1917-2013), medical researcher who connected radiation and Downs Syndrome in pregnancy
April 7, 2013 - Died
Dr. Betty Feniak (1920-2013), home economics professor University of Manitoba.
April 14, 2013 - Died
Susan Harrison (1948-2013), author.
May 5, 2013 - Died
Judith Brady (1931-2013),  social activist. 
May 7, 2013 - Died
Mariruth Sarsfield (1930-2013), journalist and broadcaster.
May 17, 2013 - Died Linda Marie Giesbrecht (1952-2013), lawyer
May 25, 2013 - Died Evelyn Beatrice "Lynn" Tyrrell (1920-2013, fashion designer.

June 1, 2013 - Died
Jane Purves (1949-2013),  journalist and politician.
June 3, 2013 - Died
Amy Louise Marsland (1924-2013), journalist
June 4, 2013 - Died
Elizabeth "Betsey" Carroll Martin (1959-2013), philanthropist.
June 14, 2013 - Died Lily Rosebush (1924-2013), pioneer worker against drunk drivers.
June 25, 2013 - Died 
Agnes Holmes (1920-2013), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
June 26, 2013 - Died Bronislawa "Betty" Barban (1913-2013), pianist, who became 1st conductor of the St John Symphony Orchestra.
June 30, 2013 - Died
Bridgid Ann Davidson (1958-2013), social activist
July 12, 2013 - Died
Rosemarie Riddell (1946-2013), nurse ahead of her time supporting HIV/Aids patients.
August 1, 2013 - Died
Anne Goodman (1950-2013), educator
August 11, 2013 - Died
Claire Lorraine Mackay (1930-2013), author
August 23, 2013 - Died Goldie "Red" Burns (1925-2013), academic, enthusiastic teacher.  
September 15, 2013 - Died
Reva Potashin (1921-2013), psychologist
September 22, 2013 - Died
Eleni Skalbania (1943-2013), businesswoman
September 28, 2013 - Died Inger Hansen (1929-2013), Justice in Ontario  Court of Justice.
October 8, 2013 - Died
Denise Marie Baillargeon (11946-2013), funder of Rescuing Our African Daughters.
October 13, 2013 - Died Rosalie Alma Gower (1931-2013), Social Activist
October 23, 2013 - Died
Ruth Galbraith (1932-2013),  medical doctor and role model for working mothers.
November 4, 2013 - Died Marion Fulton (1921-2013), volunteer, Order of Canada 1978 & Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame 1988.
November 12, 2013  - Died Dorothy May Copithorn (1919-2013), musician, piano and organ.
November 15, 2013 - Died
Sarla Bedi (1924-2013), in 1976 she became the 1st woman to be registered as a Hindu priest in Ontario.
December 10, 2013 - Died Leigh Anne Chapple (1955-2013), journalist/broadcaster in Ottawa.
 
2014 February 2014 - Olympic Games Sochi, Russia. Canadian 
Gold Medals: February 8, 2014 Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Freestyle skiing;  February 11, 2014, Dara Howell, Freestyle Skiing; February 19,  2014, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Bobsleigh;  February 20, 2014 , Jenifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Offier, Dawn McEwen, and Kristen Wall women's curling; February 20, 2014, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Gillian Apps, Melodie Daoust, Laura Fortino, Jayna Hefford, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Charline Labonté, Geneviève Lacasse, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Miklelson, Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Shannon Szabados, Jenn Wakfeield, Catherine Ward, Tara Watchorn, and Haley Wickeneiser  for Ice hockey; February 21, 2014 Marielle Thompson, Freestyle skiing.
Silver medals: February 8, 2014, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, freestyle skiing; February 9, 2014 Meagan Duhamel, Kristen Moore-Towers, Kaetlyn Osmond, Tessa Virtue, figure skating; February 17, 2014 Dominique Maltais, snowboarding; February 18, 2014 Marie-Eve Drolte, Jessica Hewitt, Valérie Maltais and Marianne St-Gelais, shorttrack 3000 meter relay:
Bronze Medals: February 8, 2014 Kelsey Serwa , freestyle skiing; February 11, 2014 Kim Lamarre, freestyle skiing; February 16, 2014 Jan Hudec, alpine skiing.

November 17-19 2014 -  the International Conference on women and Girl Child for Social and Economic Equality is held in Karnataka, India.

Deaths 2014:
January 17, 2014 -
Died Francine Lalande (1940-2014), federal politician who championed assisted suicide.
January 17, 2014 -
Died Barbara Alice West Jefferys Allen (1916-2014), artist.
January 22, 2014 -
Died E. Margaret Fulton (1922-2014), renouned feminist of her era.
January 26, 2014 -
Died Doris Witiuk (1929-2014), played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
February 14, 2014 -
Died
Judith Taylor Mappin (1929-2014), renowned bookstore owner Montreal.
February 11, 2014 - Died Mavis Gallant (1922-2014), acclaimed author
February 18, 2014 - Died
Mavis Gallant (1922-2014), author and playwright, Companion of Order of Canada.
February 20, 2014 - Died
Josefina Napravilova (1914-2014), returned children to Czech Republic after World War ll.
February 21, 2014 - Died Molly Chadsey (1916-2014), World War ll photographic specialist

March 18, 2014 - Died
Heather Robertson (1943-2014), author and journalist.
March 21, 2014 - Died
Barbara Mary Wilson (1931-2014), archivist and historian
April 2014 - Died
Miriam Alleyne Priscilla Renouf (1953-2014), archeologist.
April 15, 2014 - Died Kirsten Bishopric (1963-2014), actress of stage, television and movies.
April 23, 2014 -
Died Mary Jane Wright (1915-2014), 1st woman in Canada to chair a major psychology department at a university.
April 26, 2014 - Died
Catherine Mallory Knowles (1919-2014), librarian
April 29, 2014 - Died Marta Nielson (1961-2014) producer and director of documentary films.
May 13, 2014 -
Died
Anastasia Marie Shkilmyk (1945-2014), social worker
May 17, 2014 -
Died
Rose Eleanor Milne (1925-2014), sculptor
May 27, 2014 -
Died
Geraldine 'Geri' Migicovsky (1921-2014), actress and social activist who brought '911' service to Ottawa.
May 31, 2014 - Died Patricia 'Pat' Mary McDonagh (1934-2014) fashion designer.
June 1, 2014 - Died
Kathryn Elizabeth McCallion (1945-2014) career diplomat.
June 11, 2014 -
Died Alice Mary Sidgwick (1922-2014) medical doctor and choir master.
June 18, 2014 -
Died
Claire Martin Faucher (1914-2014) author.
June 21, 2014 -
Died Lorna van Mossel (1923-2014) Social Activist who worked with new immigrants.
June 22, 2014 -
Died
Elizabeth Comper (1945-2014),  philanthropist and social motivator for anti-Semitism.
June 28, 2014 - Died Anne A. Taylor (1946-2014), teacher, Communications Administrator and volunteer.
July 4, 2014 - Died Lorraine Mary Williams (1932-2014), social worker and volunteer.
July 21, 2014 - Died
Virginia Luella 'Ginger' Byfield (1929-2014) journalist and editor.
July 24, 2014 -
Died Jessie Innes London (   -2014) journalist
July 25, 2014 - Died Jane Elizabeth Proctor (1949-2014), physiotherapist to team Canada.

July 27, 2014 - Died
Tove Bording (1935-2014), civil servant, Foreign Service Officer for Canada.
August 22, 2014 - Died Grace Jean Sutherland Boggs (1922-2014), civil servant with National Gallery of Canada.
August 29, 2014 - Died
Hanna Spencer (1914-2014) President National Women's Council.
September 4, 2014 - Died
Margaret 'Maggie" Glenesk Beal Morris (1925-2014) radio and TV personality and Bell telephone voice.
October 20, 2014 -
Died
Marie Warder (1927-2014), journalist and author of 24 books
October 21, 2014 - Died Bertha Cook (1922-2015) social activist for equality for Métis women.
October 29, 2014 - Died Mary Irene Patricia Jolliffe (1923-2014) press agent for the arts.
November 3, 2014 -
Died
Margaret Anne Wilson Thompson (1920-2014), leading researcher in the field of muscular dystrophy.
November 4, 2014 - Died Irma Elizabeth Hacking (1917-2014) World War l nurse

November 12, 2014 -
Died
Adele Ward (1932-2014) broadcast journalist who worked mainly for children
November 18, 2014 -
Died
Borgny Pearson (1920-2014), journalist and federal government communications officer.
December 12, 2014 - Died
Mary Eleanor Nichols Bales (1942-2014) Award winning realtor.
December 21, 2014 -
Died Sonia 'Toni' Esmée Florence d'Artois (1924-2014) secret agent during World War ll.

 

2015

August 29, 2015 -
Ashley Callingbull-Burnham  earned the title Miss Universe, the 1st First  Canadian and 1st First Nations woman to win this title.


Deaths 2015:

January 10, 2015 - Died Anne Abrametz (1915-2015) social activist for Canada's Ukrainian culture preservation.
January 10, 2015 - Died Patricia Martens (1952-2015), science researcher.
January 23, 2015 - Died Jalynn Bennett (1943-2015) powerhouse businesswoman.
January 23, 2015 -
Died Semma Holt (1922-2015),
the 1st Jewish woman elected to a seat in House of Commons  Ottawa
January 31, 2015 - Died Elise Partridge (1958-2015) poet.
May 31, 2015 -
Died Gladys Taylor (    2015) writer, journalist and publisher.
June 4, 2015 - Died
Edythe Elizabeth Goodridge (1937-2015), social activist
June15, 2015 - Died Helen Dacey Wilson (1927-2015) author, broadcaster and civil servant.
July 11, 2015 -
Died Claudia Joan Alexander (1959- 2015)  scientist.
July 26, 2015 -
Died Flora MacDonald (1926-2015),  renowned politician of the 70's and social activist for Afghanistan.
August 2m 2015 - Died
Phyllis 'Pat' Grosskurth (1924-2015) author. and 1st female professor in English Department, University of Toronto.
August 25, 2015 - Died Marguerite McDonald (1941-2015)
She was the 1st female national reporter at CBC TV’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa
December 16, 2015 - Died
Ruth Marion Bell (1919-2015) social activist working for women's right.
December 20, 2015 - Died Hazel Desbarats (1936-2015) stage actress.
 

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