A legacy of love : remembering Muriel Duckworth : her later years, 1996-2009 /
edited by Marion Douglas Kerans.
Winnipeg : Fernwood Pub., c2010.
111 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
1552663817 (pbk.), 9781552663813 (pbk.)
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Winnipeg : Fernwood Pub., c2010.
1552663817 (pbk.)
9781552663813 (pbk.)
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A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Marion Douglas Kerans is a writer. She is the author of Muriel Duckworth: A Very Active Pacifist. Marion lives in Ottawa.
Main Description
In 2009, Canadian social activist Muriel Duckworth died at the age of 101. In the weeks that followed, memorial services were held in Austin, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, and Vancouver as people from across Canada recognized that her passing marked the end of an era. This book celebrates the last dozen years of her life and brings together stories and photographs from family and close friends. The result is a charming portrait of a feisty politico and her views on education, religion, war, and death.
Main Description
Muriel Duckworth was a feminist, a pacifist and an activist. Awarded the Governor General's Award, the Order of Canada, the Pearson Peace Medal and a dozen honorary degrees, her lifetime of work in promoting social justice is unparalleled.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 7
Tributes to Murielp. 17
A Celebration of Muriel's l00th Birthdayp. 19
Presenting and (Representing) Murielp. 19
Who and What Kept Muriel Goingp. 35
Our Busy Livesp. 36
Women's Annual Retreatp. 37
The Halifax Raging Granniesp. 39
Involving Women in Peacep. 43
Rich Friendshipsp. 45
An Environmentalist Toop. 47
Organizing Muriel's Papersp. 48
Aging and Home Carep. 53
On Becoming a ôHandmaidenöp. 54
A Night with Murielp. 55
Friendly Carep. 59
Le don d'allumer les êtresp. 61
Thoughts on the Closing Timep. 62
Muriel's Gift of Being Present in the Momentp. 64
Muriels Influence on Friends of Every Agep. 67
Muriel, My Namesakep. 67
Ode to Murielp. 69
Remembering Our Muriel Duckworthp. 71
Remembering Murielp. 74
Family Memories of Murielp. 77
Grandchildren's Testamentsp. 77
Martin Duckworth, Muriel's sonp. 80
Eleanor Duckworth, Muriel's daughterp. 81
John Duckworth, Muriel's sonp. 84
Audrey Schirmer, Muriel's daughter-in-lawp. 90
Ruth Plumpton, Muriel's niecep. 91
Jean Cooper, Muriel's niecep. 93
Eulogies for Muriel from across the Countryp. 95
From Austin, Quebecp. 95
Halifax Friends Memorialp. 98
Halifax Memorialp. 99
Halifax Memorialp. 101
Montreal Memorialp. 102
Montreal Memorialp. 104
Vancouver Friends Meetingp. 105
Salt Spring Island, B.Cp. 106
Halifax Memorialp. 108
Epiloguep. 111
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