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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Alexander Laurie (c1899-1953)

Educator.

Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Canada in 1915. He taught school and was Principal of Cloverdale School (1929-1938), Starbuck School (1938-1942), and Pilot Mound School (1942-1944). He moved to St. Vital in 1944 where he continued to teach. On 30 July 1932, he married Marjorie Creak at the RM of Assiniboia. They had four children: James Laurie, Ruth Laurie, Kathryn Laurie, and Mavis Laurie. He was a member of the Manitoba Teachers Society and the St. Vital United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 16 June 1953 and was buried in St. Vital Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“St. Vital teacher for nine years R. A. Laurie dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1953, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2013

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