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Memorable Manitobans: Ruby Valera Arndt Joyce (1916-2021)


Born on a farm near Paynesville, Minnesota on 30 July 1916, daughter of Olga Ida Unger (?-1994) and Herman Albert Arndt (1889-1975), her family moved to a homestead near Taber, Alberta in 1922. After five years there, they had farms near Warren and Stonewall. She attended Warren Consolidated School and, later, Stonewall High School. After receiving teacher training at the Central Normal School, she started a 43-year teaching career at Rockwoood School (1935-1936). They later taught at Lilyfield School, Stonewall School, Swan River School (1943-1945), Cartwright School (1945-1946), and La Riviere School (1946-1947). While teaching at La Riviere, she met fellow teacher Claude Joyce and they were married in 1957. They lived in Flin Flon for several years where she taught at Birchview School before moving to Winnipeg in 1961. She taught mathematics at Garden City Collegiate (1961-1963) then was Vice-Principal and guidance councillor at Edmund Partridge Junior High School. She ended her career as Principal of Centennial School (1967-1973) and Elwick School (1973-1978). She died at Winnipeg on 3 February 2021.


Obituary [Herman Albert Arndt], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1975, page 44.

Obituary [Olga Ida Arndt], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1994, page 17.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 2021.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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