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Memorable Manitobans: Lizzie Redman (1864-1950)


Born at Kent, England on 7 November 1864, daughter of Frederick Redman and Betsy Mayger, she started teaching at the age of 16, at an English Infant School. She emigrated to Canada in 1892 and taught for ten years at a school in Portage la Prairie. In 1904, she joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board, serving at Aberdeen School and Strathcona School (1913-1914). In 1914, she was appointed Principal of William Whyte School, and held the position until her retirement in 1930. She was inducted into the Order of the British Empire. On retirement, she moved to Penticton, British Columbia where she owned and operated a fruit farm. She died there on 30 July 1950.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Former Principal, Miss Redman, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1950, page 29.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 February 2015

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