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Anne Ross was born September 25, 1911 in the Ukraine. She emigrated to Winnipeg in 1922. She attended United College and the University of Manitoba. She studied nursing at the Winnipeg General Hospital and psychiatric nursing in New York City. She was first employed as a nurse, x-ray technician, and lab technician by Mount Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg in 1948 as its only full-time employee. Under her guidance the clinic was turned into a day hospital for underprivileged children and health care programs based on community need. She became the Executive Director of the Mount Carmel Clinic in 1964, serving in this capacity until her retirement in 1985. In1995 she established AGR Health Services for seniors. She was the author of several books, including Teenage Mothers Teenage Fathers (1982) and a history of the Mount Carmel Clinic entitled Clinic with a Heart (1998). She became a Member of the Order of Canada (1985) and the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1987). She died in Winnipeg on August 14, 1998.