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Memorable Manitobans: Madeline McKittrick [Sister Edith Patricia] (1914-2005)

Nun, educator.

Born at Los Angeles, California in 1914, daughter of Martin T. McKittrick and Edith O. Orvis (1874-1923), she lived in Winnipeg and accompanied her parents on their annual winter trips to the southern United States. During her father’s period of illness (c1924-1927), much of her care and upbringing was by her aunt, Kate Hurley. She enrolled at St. Mary’s Academy in 1925 and completed her high school there, after which she received a BA degree from the St. Mary’s Academy College (1935). She entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names at Outremont, Quebec and said her final vows in 1942.

She taught in Winnipeg at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Ignatius School as well as Sir Maurice Roche High School at Flin Flon, and tutored at Kenora, Ontario. Returning to Winnipeg, she taught at St. Mary’s Academy, serving there for 40 years as Vice-Principal, Superior, and Accountant.

She spent two years at the infirmary of the Holy Names Sisters at Residence Jesus Marie before moving to the Tache Centre in Winnipeg, where she died on 4 April 2005. She was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2005, page 20.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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