Marion O'Donnell (nee Irwin), ca.1970
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
Black and white portrait photograph of Marion O'Donnell.
Marion O'Donnell (nee Irwin) was born at Oshawa on 23 August 1927. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

O'Donnell served on the Ontario County Board of Education and the Durham Region Board of Education from 1969-1976. She was a founder of the Durham District Health Council in 1977, chariwoman of the planning and priorities advisory committee of the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, and member of the Oshawa General Hospital Board starting in 1977 and became its first chairwoman in 1983-1985. O'Donnell was a member Durham House, Oshawa-Whitby Social Planning Council, Oshawa YWCA personnel committee, and the Oshawa Distress Centre. She was also chairwoman of the Oshawa Parkwood Foundation. The Oshawa YWCA named her a Woman of Distinction in 1982.

She married WIlliam Henry O'Donnel in 1857 and he died in 1968. Marion died at Oshawa on 10 Octobe2 2012 and is buried at Salem Cemetery in Kinsale.
Date of Original
Width: 8 in
Height: 10 in
Personal Name(s)
O'Donnell ; Irwin
Local identifier
Carl Mantz fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Douglas Mantz
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Recommended Citation
Marion O'Donnell (nee Irwin), ca.1970, unknown photographer. Whitby Archives 31-009-614
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from photographic print.
Whitby Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

For inquires about any newspaper content please contact

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.


Marion O'Donnell (nee Irwin), ca.1970

Black and white portrait photograph of Marion O'Donnell.