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Memorable Manitobans: Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)


Born at Emerson on 23 January 1915, daughter of Reita Smith (1890-1952) and Rev. Ernest Howard Smith, her childhood was spent at Emerson, Macdonald, Melita, Shoal Lake, and Winnipeg. After receiving a BA degree from the University of Manitoba in 1935, she began a teaching career as the Principal of Connor School (1936-1938). She later taught at Gladstone, Stonewall, and St. James, retiring as Vice-Principal of Silver Heights Collegiate. She and husband John Stanley “Jack” Frame (1912-1992) had a daughter. She died at Winnipeg on 9 July 2017 and was buried in the Lenore Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“United Church pastor is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 April 1940, page 4.

Obituary [John Stanley Frame], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 1992, page 29.

Obituary [Joyce Barry Frame], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2020

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