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Memorable Manitobans: Marjorie Ann Dewar (1916-2011)

Educator.

Born in Manitoba on 3 March 1916, daughter of Athol Finlay Dewar and Caroline A. Hamilton, she grew up on the family farm. In 1938, she left to attend the Brandon Normal School, then going on to lengthy career in education. She taught at Westmount School, Miami School, Grosse Isle School (1949, Principal), Starbuck School (1949-1954), Elm Creek School, and in Winnipeg, where she retired from the Seven Oaks School Division in 1978. Her hobbies included lawn bowling and curling, the latter which earned her the Bill Lumsden Memorial Award (1998) for a lifetime commitment to the sport. She died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 2 February 2011. Her cremains were interred in the Basswood Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registrations [Dewar, Hamilton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 2011, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 2011.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 October 2016

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