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


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.


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.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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