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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Rose Ashton (1915-1992)


Born at Winnipeg on 6 May 1915, eldest daughter of Robert Ashton (1892-1976) and Rose Hannah Furness (c1871-1957), she graduated from the University of Manitoba (BA, 1937). She joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division as Principal of the St. Joseph’s Vocational School (1939-1948), later teaching at elementary schools in Victoria, British Columbia for many years. On 12 July 1969, she married widower John Russell Armer (c1884-1983, formerly married to Jennie May Henderson) at St. Barnabas Church in Chingola, Zambia. The couple, who had no children, later divorced. She died at the Victoria General Hospital in British Columbia on 14 May 1992.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“University of Manitoba announces scholarship winners,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1938, page 6.

Obituary [Jennie May Armer], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1946, page 20.

Obituary [Mrs. Rose Hannah Ashton], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1957, page 31.

“Ashton - Armer," Winnipeg Free Press, 7 June 1969, page 26.

Obituary [Robert Ashton], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1976, page 22.

Obituary [John Russell Armer], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1983, page 41.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1992, page E34.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 January 2017

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