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Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen Elizabeth Chambers Armstrong (1919-2014)

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Educator.

Born on the family farm near Boissevain on 14 April 1919, daughter of Ted and Betty Chambers, she attended Richview School, Fairburn School, and the Brandon Normal School. She began working as a teacher at Croll School (three years) then at Lyonshall School (two years). On 12 July 1944, she married Herb Armstrong and they had two children. After her children were of school age, she returned to teaching, including periods at Fairburn School (four years), Horton School (two years), and Richview School (1958-1967). She was the Principal of Minto School for 14 years. During these years, she attended summer and night school at Brandon University to receive a BEd degree in 1977. She retired from teaching in 1982. She moved to Salmon Arm, British Columbia in 2004 where she died on 18 August 2014.

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Obituary, Brandon Sun, October 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2014

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