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Memorable Manitobans: Marie Mamie Caroline Conrad Barrie (1908-1978)


Born at Swan Lake on 6 March 1908, daughter and one of thirteen children to Jacob Conrad (c1881-1970) and Celina Fraser (c1884-1959), she went by her second name (Mamie) and grew up at Swan Lake (1911) before accompaning her family to the Marringhurst district (1916-1926) at 25-3-13W. She graduated grade eight with honors in 1921 and, following teacher training around 1925, her work in rural Manitoba classrooms included a Principalship of Vermette School (1926-1928) and teaching at Gascon School (?-?). She married Louis Emil Barrie (1900-1978) and had three daughters and one son. She died at Maple Ridge Hospital in British Columbia on 6 August 1978 with burial in the local cemetery.


Birth registrations [Marie Memee Caroline Conrad], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

1916, 1921, & 1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“4,000 pupils pass entrance to high school [Inspector Wood’s Division,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 27 July 1921, page 9.

“Grades eleven and twelve departmental examination results are announced [Grade XI - Teachers’ Course],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 31 July 1925, page 8.

“Programme,” Brandon Daily Sun, 19 May 1926, page 16.

Obituary [Jacob Conrad], Baldur Gazette, 19 March 1970, page 5.

Obituary [Leonard Conrad], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1978, page 55.

“Funeral services for Mrs. L. Barrie,” Baldur Gazette, 30 August 1978, page 9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 July 2019

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