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Memorable Manitobans: Stella Irene Boyd (1891-1945)

Contralto, vocal teacher.

Born at Winnipeg on 23 December 1891, daughter of Frances Irene Venn (1869-1925) and William James Boyd, she was a leading contralto soloist and vocal teacher in Winnipeg, having studied in France, Germany, and England. She was a vocal examiner for many years. She was an executive member of the Women’s Musical Club and the Registered Music Teachers’ Association. She died at Winnipeg on 6 September 1945 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Stella J. Boyd dies of heart attack at home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 September 1945, page 4.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2019

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