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Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Marguerite Arnott (?-1991)


Daughter of Russell Victor Arnott (1887-1975) and Mabel Sarah Jane McElroy (1892-1972) of Darlingford, she taught at Myrtle School and Neelin School, then at schools in St. James, Edmonton and Germany, General Wolfe School (1961-1962), and Kelvin High School (?-?). She served as as Vice-Principal of River Heights School (?-?) and Principal at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1980-1987), retiring in 1987. She received BA (1953), BEd (1957), and MEd (1963) degrees from the University of Manitoba and a MA degree from Louisiana State University. She was also a Past President of the Winnipeg Teacher’s Society, holding executive positions in the Women’s Administrators Club, Manitoba Teacher’s Society, and University Women’s Club. Arnott volunteered extensively in the community, including at the Middlechurch Home, Manitoba Heart Foundation, United Way, and Unicef. She died at Winnipeg on 27 January 1991.


Marriage registration [Russell Victor Arnott], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“University results,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1963, page 57.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1991, page 32.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2017

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