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Memorable Manitobans: Ruby Marian Douglas (1908-1997)

Educator.

Born at Makinak on 20 April 1908, daughter of Ida Jane Brent (1866-1939) and Alfred Douglas (1867-1945), she attended the Brandon Normal School then began a 46-year career in the classroom, teaching at Springbrook School (1927-1928) and Roseisle School (1928-1929). She was Principal of St. Charles School (1931-1940) and then taught in the St. James School District, including at Britannia School (1955-1956) and Deer Lodge Junior High School (1957-1972), after which she retired. She died unmarried at the Tuxedo Villa Nursing Home in Winnipeg on 19 March 1997 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1997, page B13.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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