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Date of Passing: Aug 22, 2015

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INEZ GENEVA TRUEMAN 1917 - 2015 Following a brief illness, Inez Trueman died peacefully on the morning of August 22, 2015 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Kenneth Trueman in 1977. She is survived by her sister Natalie, her sons Robert, David (Sandra) and Donald (Deanna) and her daughter Martha (Edward) Kennedy, and their children and grandchildren. Born April 8, 1917 in Glenwood, Minnesota, the daughter of Gustav and Ida Gandrud, she was a graduate nurse. She met Ken Trueman at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, married him and moved to Winnipeg in 1939. She raised four children, all born in Winnipeg. In the 1950s she became deeply involved in the social and cultural well being of the community. She served as President of the Junior League of Winnipeg in 1951. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. She served as President of the Central Volunteer Bureau from 1954 to 1956. It is now the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg. The Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg promotes, encourages and supports voluntarism through consultation, training and related services to the voluntary, private, and public sectors in Manitoba. She served as President of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg from 1965 to 1967. It is a membership based organization committed to providing leadership in social planning and effecting social policy changes. She was elected City Councillor for River Heights in 1968 and served as MLA for Fort Rouge from 1969 to 1973. While in the Legislature she gained the respect of members of all parties for her contributions on health and social development. She was named YWCA Woman of the Year -Political Affairs and government - in 1980 She served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive of the Health Sciences Centre from 1978 to 1984. She served as a member of the Board of the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation. She has a distinguished record of service to the people of Manitoba. In her later years, she enjoyed travelling with her good friend Norman Alexander, playing bridge, watching her family grow up and Happy Hour with her friends at the Wellington. There will be a private family service followed by a memorial service at a later date. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2015

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I first met the Trueman family around 1961, when Bob was dating my best friend. At that time I remember "Mrs. Trueman" for her graciousness and hospitality, and I remember "Dr. Ken" because he painted and loved art, and we talked a lot about his own work. In later years, as I became closer to the family, there were many other connections, including Inez' hosting a uniquely classy shower for me in 1967, many great times at the family beach residence at Ponemah, and an evening at our home in 1969 when Inez was over and, while showing her a spare room upstairs, Inez glanced sideways, smiled, and said "You're pregnant"...she was the first friend to guess. We were proud of her contribution to social issues, her community involvement, and her political impact...this was a woman who made a difference at the time that it was VERY important that women were making a difference. Although I only saw her for a few times in recent years, she was, again, always welcoming and gracious. She will always leave an imprint. with love, celebrating a life well lived, and sharing your sorrow, Marlene Milne - Posted by: Marlene Milne (Friend of Inez' son, Robert (Bob) Trueman and other son, Donald (Skip) Trueman, especially.) on: Aug 26, 2015

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