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Memorable Manitobans: Vyrna A. Havard Heggie (1924-1994)


Born in Manitoba in 1924, daughter of Amy Gertrude Snowdon (1894-1961) and Albert Edward Havard (1885-1957), she spent her early years at 26-5-8W (1926) in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. Following teacher training, she worked in the West Kildonan School District and Seven Oaks School Division at Centennial School (1951-1953) and Edmund Partridge School (1955-1956) prior to serving as Principal of Seven Oaks School (1958-1960), Governor Semple School (1960-1965), and Victory School (1965-c1969). She married Robert Heggie (c1921-1983) by the 1950s and later moved to Toronto, Ontario. She died in 1994 and was buried with her parents at Greenwood Cemetery in Carman.


Birth [Alvin Robert Havard] and marriage [Amy Gertrude Snowdon & Albert Havard] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Warren [Mrs. C. B. Oliver entertained ...],” Stonewall Argus, 13 January 1954, page 4.

Obituary [Albert Edward Havard], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1957, page 14.

Obituary [Amy Gertrude Havard], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1961, page 22.

“Pupils may learn the angles sooner,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 1967, page 3.

Obituary [Joyce Wilson], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1982, page 24.

Obituary [Robert Heggie], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1983, page 51.

Greenwood Cemetery [Carman], BillionGraves.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 September 2019

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