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Memorable Manitobans: Claude Amnesty Joyce (1908-1997)


Born at Dublin, Ireland on 13 April 1908, the eldest son of Claude F. Joyce and Violet Annesley, he moved to Winnipeg with his parents. He was educated at the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Normal School. He served successively as the Principal of Ebor School (1936-1937), Sidney School (1937-1939), Westbourne School (1939-1941), Ardal School (1941-1944), Oak River School (1944-1945), and Cartwright School (1945-1946). He then moved to Flin Flon where he taught for 15 years, returning to Winnipeg in 1961 and teaching in the River East School Division and Seven Oaks School Division. He married fellow teacher Ruby Arndt in 1957. He died at Winnipeg on 14 April 1997.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1997, page 41.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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