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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Drake Gunne (1880-1952)

Educator.

Born at Florence, Ontario in November 1880, daughter of Robert Gunne (1822-1900) and Margaret Gunne (1841-1916), and sister of John Robert Gunne, she accompanied her parents to Manitoba, living at Portage la Prairie and Dauphin. She taught at Dauphin School No. 2 (1908-1909) and rural school districts before moving to Winnipeg, where she continued her teaching career at William Whyte School (1916-1922). She went on to be Principal of Grosvenor School (1922-1940), after which she retired. She was a charter life member of the Stewart Widmeyer Chapter (Dauphin, IODE) and 23-year Regent of Prince Rupert Chapter (Winnipeg, IODE) and a member of St. George’s Anglican Church. She died at her Winnipeg residence, 1080 McMillan Avenue, on 13 August 1952 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Robert Gunne], Manitoba Free Press, 28 November 1900, page 2.

Obituary [Margaret Gunne], Manitoba Free Press, 18 December 1916, page 13.

“Two new schools open,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 November 1922, page 6.

“Miss B. D. Gunne, school principal 19 years, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1952, page 8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2021

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