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Memorable Manitobans: Marjorie Grace Dance (1915-2010)

Educator.

Born at Melita on 6 June 1915, the youngest of four children of Charles and Hannah Dance, the family moved to Norwood in 1922. Upon graduation from the Central Normal School in 1933 she taught in rural schools for eight years: Inglis School, Westbourne School, Portage la Prairie, and Benito School.

After teaching at Tuxedo School from 1941 to 1947, she began a lengthy career with the Winnipeg School Division. She taught at the following schools: George V School (1947-1953), Isaac Brock School (1954-1956), St. John’s High School (1956-1957), Machray School (1957-1958), Grant Park High School (1960-1961), Luxton School (Vice-Principal, 1961-1962), Dufferin School (Principal; 1962-1971) and George V School (Principal; 1971-1976). She was active in a number of organizations, especially the Manitoba Teachers’ Exchange Club and the Retired Women Teachers’ Association of Manitoba. She served terms as President of both organizations.

She died at Winnipeg on 9 August 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 August 2016

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