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Ethel Deschambault

Ethel Deschambault

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Social justice activist Ethel Deschambault nee McKenzie of Thompson, Manitoba is profiled. She was a former chair of the Thompson Local of MMF. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Louis Riel Institute.
Social justice activist Ethel Deschambault nee McKenzie of Thompson, Manitoba is profiled. She was a former chair of the Thompson Local of MMF. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Louis Riel Institute.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Oct 08, 2013
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Ethel Deschambault née McKenzie.
The late Ethel Deschambault worked for many years as a highly respected social justice activist and Probation Officer in the Thompson Region of Manitoba Ethel was born on the road allowance outside of The Pas! Manitoba along the "arrot River #alley road $er first cousin %nne "arri&re %cco describes her as one of the most caring persons she has known Ethel's brother was Murray Mc(en)ie! an accomplished photographer! whose art has been displayed and published in local! national and international venues $e regularly freelanced for the
Winnipeg Free Press
 and his work has been published in the
Toronto Star 
!
 Photo Life
!
US Camera
 and
Time Magazine
%fter leaving school Ethel worked as a "ertified *urses %id at the "learwater +ake ,anatorium and was also their "ree -nterpreter ,he then worked at the Thompson .eneral $ospital,he was the "hair of the Thompson +ocal of Manitoba Metis /ederation and active with the "atholic 0omen's +eague where she served on their ,ocial %ction "ommittee %fter working for one year as a volunteer to find housing for si1teen homeless families s2uatting on the outskirts of Thompson she was hired as a Domestic "ounsellor with Manitoba $ealth and ,ocial Development,ubse2uently! she joined Probation ,ervices 3Manitoba 4ustice! "ommunity and 5outh "orrections6,he completed her Post7secondary education with the *ew "areers Program Ethel and her husband 8arney Deschambault raised five sons"ommunity participation9
:;<=7<> Member of the *orthern 4udicial Task /orce
:;<> Mother of the 5ear
:;<< *ominated 0oman of the 5ear! Thompson 50"%
:;?@7?: Thompson "risis "entre 8oard of DirectorsEthel was one of the visionary leaders who were instrumental in the establishment of the +ouis Riel -nstitute %t the legislative hearings for the +ouis Riel -nstitute %ct! MM/ President 8illyjo De+aRonde paid tribute to Ethel90hen this vision came out first about a +ouis Riel -nstitute! it started many years ago One lady who is not with us today was instrumental in developing this idea! a lady from northern Manitoba by the name of Ethel Deschambeault AsicB ,he died of illness shortly after this thing started - am sure she would be very proud to see that this dream has progressed this far
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