Memorable Manitobans: Mary Elizabeth Lamont (1885-1960)
Born at Brandon on 23 June 1885, daughter of T. J. Lamont and Mary Weightman, she was educated at West Treherne School and, after attending boarding school in Germany for three years, she received an Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. After teaching at East Treherne School and Louise School, in 1911 she joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board, working at John M. King School and Principal Sparling School (1915-1918). She was appointed the Principal of Dufferin School in 1918, remaining in the position until 1929. She then served as supervisor of elementary schools until retirement in 1945. She was a member of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, Manitoba Teachers’ Society, University Women’s Club, South Centre Women’s Liberal Club, Greater Winnipeg Women’s Liberal Club, Retired Women Teachers Association, and Home Street United Church. She died at Winnipeg on 5 September 1960 and was buried in the Treherne Woodlands Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
“Mary Lamont, former school supervisor, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1960, page 10.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 April 2015
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