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Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Marguerite Arnott (1927-1991)

Educator.

Born at Darlingford on 5 February 1927, daughter of Mabel Sarah Jane McElroy (1892-1972) and Russell Victor Arnott (1887-1975), 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. In the 1970s, she lived at 131 Harris Boulevard, Winnipeg with Phyllis I. Moore.

She died at Winnipeg on 27 January 1991 and was buried in the Darlingford Cemetery.

Sources:

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

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

Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980, Ancestry.

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: 26 June 2022

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