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Catherine Graham

A Duchess who cared for her community

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Cathy Graham, Duchess of Montrose, worked tirelessly in her community. Among many others she worked with she lived alongside a former teenage alcoholic, Govanite May Nicholson, who described the Duchess as 'the Mother Teresa of Govan'. 'They started with a kettle, a toaster and loaves of bread brought by the Duchess from her mansion.' Cathy was born in Winnipeg and graduated from both the University of Manitoba and Queens University in Ontario. She was the niece of Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada and international diplomat.

Birth year
1935
Death year
2014
Nationality
Canada
Primary country of residence
United Kingdom