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Memorable Manitobans: Phyllis Mary Ella Archibald Buckler (1911-2002)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne on 11 February 1911, daughter of postmaster Harry Vernon Archibald (1879-1961) and Elsie Archibald (1882-?), she grew up at Plumas. She attended Normal School in the early 1930s and worked as a teacher in rural Manitoba, including as Principal of Wingham School (1935-1938). Around 1940, she married Sydney Buckler (?-?). They had two children, one daughter and one son, and later moved to Kelowna, British Columbia. She died at Kelowna on 22 April 2002.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

“Summer school students reunion dance at Royal Alexandra Hotel,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 20 April 1933, page 7.

Obituary [Harry V. Archibald], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1961, page 47.

Obituary [Eric Vernon Archibald], Swan Valley Star and Times, 18 December 1996, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 2002, page C11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 September 2018

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