January 2, 2010
The '09 honour roll - Prominent Manitobans who died in the year just past
A renowned artist, a leader of the Métis, a fisherman who helped people in the North, a friend of music, and a voice that Winnipeggers woke up to are among those the province lost in the past year.
Here, with the dates of their deaths, are other notable Manitobans who left us in 2009.
June 21 - Ruby Roe, 82. She was a teacher who became a community builder. She taught in schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and retired in Stonewall. There she helped initiate REACT, an environmental organization which preserved a patch of tallgrass prairie in the town. In her honour, in 2008 the town named it the Ruby Roe Tallgrass Prairie.