PO Box 523, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Woman and Single Mother

Evening Series
Phyllis Turner Ross

Guest Speakers

Paul Litt, Author, 'Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Woman and Single Mother', Bytown Pamphlet Series #120


The story of John Napier Turner, Canada's 17th Prime Minister, is well known. Less known is the story of his remarkable mother, Phyllis Gregory Turner Ross, a single mother who came to Ottawa in the 1930s looking for work to support her two children... and worked her way up to become the highest-ranking woman in Canada's wartime civil service.

This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom.  

View the full presentation on the Historical Society of Ottawa YouTube channel .

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:00 pm


Online via Zoom

Contact Information

Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Return to the Event Calendar