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Memorable Manitobans: Flora Isabell [Isabelle] “Flo” Pollock (1902-1981)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Louise on 7 March 1902, daughter of Catherine Shaw (1862-1945) and John Pollock (1851-1944), she grew up at Manitou and attended Manitou School and Manitou Normal School. Her career included teaching at St. Charles School (1923-1927; Principal 1924-1927) before spending many years at Assiniboine School prior to retirement. She was a member of the Westminster United Church and Professional and Business Women's Club. Later in life, she resided at 555 River Avenue in Winnipeg. She died unmarried at the Health Sciences Centre on 22 February 1981 and her cremains were interred in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth [Flora Isabella Pollock] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [John Pollock], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1944, page 2.

Death notice [Catherine Pollock], Winnipeg Tribune, 5 October 1945, page 12.

Obituary [Mrs. Catherine Pollock], Winnipeg Tribune, 5 October 1945, page 18.

“Social and personal [More than fifty members ..],” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1950, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1981, page 4.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #853/81 Flora I. Pollock, GR24615, Archives of Manitoba.

Elmwood Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Brookside Cemetery burial transcriptions, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 June 2022

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