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Memorable Manitobans: Virginia Beatty Andrew (1927-2020)


Born at Morden in 1927, a 31-year career in education included 20 years of service to the Fort Garry School Division, as a teacher of mathematics and computer science at Vincent Massey Collegiate (1965-1968), mathematics supervisor (1968-1969), Principal of Crane School (1969-1972) and Ryerson School (1972-1974), Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools (1974-1982), and Assistant Superintendent for Personnel (1982-1985). She retired in December 1985. She and husband Alvin Norman Andrew (1927-1956) had two daughters, including paediatrician Maureen Andrew (wife of Hugh O'Brodovich). She died at Winnipeg on 17 April 2020 and was buried in the Darlingford Cemetery.


“Retirements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1985, page 10.

Obituary [Maureen Andrew O'Brodovich], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 2001.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 2020.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Ted Fransen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2021

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