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Memorable Manitobans: Meta Marion Kelly (1906-1994)

Educator.

Born on a farm at Marquette on 26 May 1906, daughter of Alfred Edward Kelly (1868-1936) and Alicia Alexandra May Stewart (1874-1958), she was educated at Poplar Heights School and Central Normal School. She taught at several rural Manitoba schools, including Normandin School (1927-1929), Golden Stream School (1929-1931), Poplar Heights School (1931-1934), North Polsen School (1934-1937), and Phoenix School (1939-1940), and was the Principal of Garson School (1941-1944).

She moved to Winnipeg with her mother and sister, and taught at Dufferin School (1946-1947), William Whyte School (1948-1953), Laura Secord School (1955-1958) and others until retirement from Isaac Brock School (1968-1969). In retirement, she spent a year teaching at St. Mary’s School at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and she taught English to foreign-speaking students at Winnipeg. Failing eyesight caused her to move into a nursing home.

She died at Winnipeg on 12 July 1994.

Sources:

Marriage registration [Alicia Alexandra May Stewart, Alfred Edward Kelly], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

“Leather and metal craft classes are most popular,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 December 1946, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1994, page 23.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer and John Moore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2022

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