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Memorable Manitobans: Iris Ada Caroline Diamond (1905-1990)


Born at the Rural Municipality of Shell River on 5 November 1905, daughter of daughter of Alfred George Diamond (1877-1955) and Ida Marguerite Cockerill (1882-1978), she attended school locally then became a teacher. She taught at Woodlands School and was Principal of Rugby High School (1938-1939), Dand School (1939-1940), Garson School (1940-1941), and Ninga School (1941-1943). She later departed Manitoba and married Charles Smith (1910-1971). The couple resided in British Columbia where she continued to reside following the death of her husband. She died at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody on 3 December 1990 with burial in Seaview Cemetery in the town of Gibsons.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“4,000 Manitoba pupils pass entrance examinations [Inspector Belton’s Division],” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1921, page 8.

“Grades eleven and twelve examination results,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 August 1925, page 15.

“Results of examinations conducted recently in summer schools issued,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 August 1929, page 8.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Young, Diamond, McLaren, and Tuck Family Trees, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 February 2016

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