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Memorable Manitobans: Alma Elaine [Eileen] Newton Carnochan (1922-2011)


Born at McConnell on 8 March 1922, daughter of William Oscar Newton (1887-1972) and Cora Mable Smith (1890-1953), she took teacher training at the Central Normal School in the early 1940s. Her teaching career began at Minniska School and Rose Ridge School before marrying George “Donald” Carnochan (1913-1996) at Knox United Church on 24 July 1946. The couple had two children and lived at Grandview until 1952, during which time she taught and was Principal at several rural schools including Sinclair School (1952-1953, Principal), Woodnorth School (1953-1954, Principal), Oakleigh Union School (1954-1956), Arden School (1956-1957), Oak River School (1957-1958), Moline School (1958-1960, Principal), Makaroff School (1960-1961, Principal), Gleneden School (1962-1964), and Roblin Collegiate Institute. While working at the latter, she took a sabbatical and graduated from Brandon University (BA, 1972) then returned to Roblin and working there until retirement in 1981. She helped found the Roblin Parklands Speech Arts Festival in the 1960s. She died at her Roblin residence on 14 August 2011 and was buried in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.


[Mr. and Mrs. George Donald Carnochan], Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1946, page 10.

Winnipeg estate file PR11-01-89652, Alma Elaine/Eileen Carnochan, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home.

Lorimer, Warren, Wilson, Whelen family tree, Ancestry.

We thank Edith Burnside for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 July 2016

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