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Memorable Manitobans: Irene Elizabeth Lees Redpath (1905-2003)

Educator.

Born at Mather on 3 October 1905, daughter of William Lees (1877-1953) and Sarah Jane Harrison (1870-1949). She graduated from the Manitou Normal School and taught at Monominto School, at Otterburne, Stuartburn School (1930-1931, Principal), and Rock Lake School (1931-1934). On 18 July 1934, she married Frederick Henry “Fred” Redpath (1895-1982) at the All Saints Anglican Church in Winnipeg. They had five children and settled on a farm near Mather. After retirement, she lived at Cartwright for 21 years before moved to Pilot Mound. She was a member of the United Church and served as Secretary for several community groups. She died at Pilot Mound on 2 March 2003 and was buried in the Mather Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Results of departmental examinations for grades XI and XII announced,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 July 1924, page 13.

“Redpath - Lees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1934, page 14.

Obituary [Mrs. William Lees], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1949, page 2.

Obituary [Mrs. William Lees], Selkirk Enterprise, 27 October 1949, page 6.

Obituary [Frederick Henry Redpath], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1982, page 44.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 2003, page B7.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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