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Memorable Manitobans: Helen Hendrie Terry Jorgensen (1911-1990)


Born at Addiwell, Scotland on 3 December 1911, daughter of Annie Hendrie (c1873-1961) and John Terry (1870-1939), she immigrated with her parents to Canada in 1914 and, by 1926, resided with them at 88 Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg. She graduated from Central Normal School and taught in rural Manitoba, including at Victoria Beach School (1935-1938). On 6 August 1938, she married Soren Bernhard Jorgensen at her parents’ Winnipeg residence, 620 Greenwood Place. They moved to Victoria Beach and had two children: Anne Hendrie Jorgensen (b 1939, wife of Kenneth Mortimer McKay) and Neil Bernhard Jorgensen (b 1949). She taught at Islay School (1941-1943) and was Principal of Great Falls School (1955-1957) and Domain School (1957-1958). Around 1961, they moved to Port Arthur [Thunder Bay], Ontario before retiring to British Columbia. She died at Lions Gate Hospital at North Vancouver on 26 July 1990.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Presentation is made at party for Miss Helen Terry,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1938, page 6.

“Mrs. Terry holds evening party for her daughter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 1938, page 6.

“Helen Hendrie Terry weds in pretty home ceremony,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1938, page 6.

“Jorgensen - Terry,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1938, page 7.

[Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1939, page 10.

Birth notice [Anne Hendrie Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1939, page 10.

Obituary [John Terry], Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1939, page 23.

Obituary [John Terry], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1939, page 27.

Birth notice [Neil Bernhard Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 1949, page 27.

“McKay - Jorgensen,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1961, page 14.

Obituary [Ann Terry], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1961, page 24.

Elmwood Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 December 2019

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