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Gertrude Perrin

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Gertrude Perrin (1903-2001) was born in Hartney, Manitoba in 1903 to Henry and Ada (née Boyd). After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Wesley College in 1925 and then the Provincial Normal School in 1926, Perrin taught in Emerson and Oak Bluff, Manitoba, for roughly a decade. She then changed career paths and, after receiving secretarial training in British Columbia, worked as secretary to Errick Willis, Minister of Public Works and Minister of Agriculture and Immigration in Manitoba. In the early 1960s Perrin returned to university and earned a Bachelor of Library Science at McGill University in Montreal, after which she worked at the Manitoba Legislative Library. Before retiring in 1972 she was an instructor and the first co-coordinator of the Library Technician Training program at the Manitoba Technical College (later Red River College). Perrin was an avid traveler, visiting many countries throughout her life. She passed away in Winnipeg on January 6, 2001.

Gertrude Perrin
Gertrude Perrin with Captain Smellie (left) and E.C. Green (right).
HBCA, 1987/363-N-8A/28

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