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Memorable Manitobans: Grace Elizabeth Menzies (1907-2003)

Educator.

Born at Oakburn on 25 January 1907, daughter of Robert Menzies and Clara Hamilton, she attended Oakburn School until grade 11, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (grade 12), and the Central Normal School. She taught at Birtle School for two years and 43 years in the Winnipeg School Division, at Argyle School (one year) and Hugh John Macdonald School (16 years). She attended the University of Manitoba, University of Wisconsin, and University of Denver, obtaining MA and MEd degrees, and nearly completing a PhD but having her work destroyed in a fire. She served as the Principal of Fort Rouge School (1958-1961) and Riverview School (1964-1972). She retired in 1973. She was a member of the Manitoba Teachers Society, University Women’s Club, Tuxedo Lawn Bowling Association, and Westworth United Church. She died at the Grace Hospital on 19 January 2003.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 2003, page 35.

Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2022

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