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Memorable Manitobans: Alice Marie Rousseau Perras (1918-1983)

Educator.

Born at Inwood on 26 April 1918, at the age of 18 she received a temporary certificate that enabled her to teach for a year at a remote school in the Alonsa district. She then received formal teacher training at the Central Normal School and embarked on teaching career that spanned over 30 years, including at Normandin School (1942-1944) and St. Francois Xavier West School (1946-1947) and service as the Principal of St. Francois Xavier Centre School (1947), Erickson School (1948-1949), Charleswood School (1952-1953), Royal School (1954-1955), Phoenix School (1967-1969), and Columbus School (1969-1975). She died at Winnipeg on 14 February 1983.

Sources:

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

“Charleswood lists teachers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1954, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1983, page 28.

We thank Yvonne Wood and Nathan Kramer for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2022

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