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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Hazel Dunseith (1900-1983)


Born at the RM of Cornwallis on 16 February 1900, daughter of W. Dunseith (1862-?) and F. “Annie” Barber (1874-?), she became an educator and served as Principal of Lundar School (1922-1923) and Minto School (1926-1929). From 1936-1937, she went to Scotland as an exchange teacher before continuing her career in the Brandon School Division. She was President of the Brandon University Women’s Club (1943-1944) and Western Manitoba Teachers’ Association (1950-1951). She retired from teaching at Vincent Massey High School in the summer of 1967. She died, unmarried, at Brandon on 24 March 1983.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Brandon estate file #28114, Mary Hazel Dunseith, Archives of Manitoba.

“Brandon School Board plans art course in fall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1936, page 5.

“Service ended,” Brandon Sun, 8 June 1967, page 5.

“20 years ago today,” Brandon Sun, 5 October 1970, page 8.

“40 years ago today,” Brandon Sun, 30 April 1973, page 12.

Obituary [William Samuel Dunseith], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1999, page C7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 November 2014

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