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Memorable Manitobans: Grace Ida Keith (1905-1995)

Educator.

Born at Cataract, Ontario on 17 October 1905, youngest child of Samuel and Emeline McNichol, the family moved to Winnipeg when she was young and over time obtained BEd and MEd degrees. She became a teacher, serving as the Principal of Florence Nightingale School (1938-1944), Gladstone School (1944-1953), Grosvenor School (1953-1965), and Robertson School (1965-1966). She retired in 1966. On 12 July 1933, she married Alvin D. Keith at Winnipeg. They had one son. Keith enjoyed birdwatching and had a cottage at Victoria Beach. She died at Winnipeg on 6 July 1995 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1995, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2014

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