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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Rose Barkley “Marnie” Erb (1937-2012)

Educator.

Born at Morden, Manitoba on 15 December 1937 in Morden, the second child of Andrew and Edith Barkley, after completing high school she attended Normal School then, in 1957, began her teaching career at Sanford School. Marriage and family interrupted her career for five years, but she obtained a position at Domain School and later transferred to Sanford until her retirement in 2002, having served as Principal for many years. That year, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of her exemplary community service. In the fall of 2002, she was elected to the Red River Valley School Division Board, serving as its Chair for the last several years. She died at Winnipeg on 13 May 2012.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2012

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