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Canadian government official

June Alwyn Westbury, Canadian government official. Named Woman of Year, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1979; recipient Melitta achievement award, 1982, Life Membership award, Liberal Party Canada, 1988.


Westbury, June Alwyn was born in New Zeland. Arrived in Canada, 1948, naturalized, 1971. Daughter of Philip William and Doris Myrtle (Halcrow) Cantwell.


Student, Brain's College, Auckland. Voice student, Mina Caldow.


Elected alderman Ward I, Winnipeg City Council, 1969. Vice chairman Centennial Celebrations Committee, 1970. Member Parks and Recreation, Health and Welfare, Housing and Urban Renewal, Utilities and Personnel.

Chairman Health and Welfare Committee, 1971. Councillor Roslyn Ward, City of Winnipeg, 1971—1977. Member various times Environmental and Works and Operations Committees, Winnipeg Police Commission, Winnipeg Heritage Сorporation.

Chairman subcommittee Group Homes. Elected Corydon Ward, 1977. Chairman Advisory Committee on History buildings, 1979.

Elected Liberal member Legislation Assembly, Manitoba, Fort Rouge Constituency, 1979—1981. Founder, chairman Laurier Club of Manitoba, since 1982. Board directors Winnipeg Municipal Hospitals, 1970—1979, since 1985.

Chairman, 1971—1975; vice chairman, 1977—1978. Elected secretary Liberal Party of Manitoba, 1968—1969. Vice president Liberal Party of Canada, 1970—1973.

Liberal candidate Osborne Constituency, 1973. Board directors Manitoba Health Organizations, Inc., 1970—1976. Board directors Canada Council Christians and Jews.

Co-chair Center Region, 1986—1988. Chairman program committee, 1979—1985. Member Center Executive Committee, 1976—1985, 1979—1985.

Board directors Age and Opportunity Centres, 1972—1976. Advisory board Young Women’s Christian Association, 1972—1982. Executive Riverview Community Center, 1973—1974.

Commissioner National Capital Commission, Ottawa, 1976—1982. Member advisory committee on design, 1976—1983.


Official Manitoba Track and Field Association, 1978. Member Task Force on Maternal and Child Health, 1979—1982. Director Big Sister's Association.

Chair publicity committee, 1987—1988. Director Epiphany pageant St. Alban's Anglican Church, 1954—1972. President Riverview-Ashland Home and School Association, 1967—1969.

Education chairman Royal Winnipeg Ballet Women's Committee, 1967—1969. Member of University Women's Club, Rainbow Society, Heritage Canada Foundation, Manitoba History Society.


Married Peter Washington Westbury, October 22, 1949. Children: Sheila Westbury Raffey, Pamela June, Jennifer Doris.

Philip William Cantwell

Doris Myrtle (Halcrow) Cantwell

Peter Washington Westbury

Sheila Westbury Raffey Westbury

Pamela June Westbury

Jennifer Doris Westbury