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Frances Murdoch (Russell) Obituary

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

Born Frances Evelyn Russell in Winnipeg, Frances was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Evelyn Russell and only sister Elaine Proctor. She is survived by her husband Kenneth and son Geoffrey as well two grandsons, Wyatt and Hayden. She attended Kelvin HS and United College, receiving a double honours BA in political science and history.

Frances was a well-known journalist. She started in Ottawa after first applying to the Winnipeg Free Press, where she was dismissed by the managing editor, saying he already had a woman reporter on staff (on the Women’s Page!)....



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