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Memorable Manitobans: Gladys Mildred Robertson (1896-1971)


Born at the RM of Whitehead on 17 February 1896, daughter of William Robertson (1861-?) and Ellen Boufield (1861-?), she moved with her parents to Virden by 1911. She later taught in the Winnipeg School Division prior to becoming Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1940-1946), followed by a time as Supervisor (1946-?) with the Division. She died, unmarried, at Laguna Beach, California on 7 February 1971. Her body was returned to Winnipeg and buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.


1901 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

“Sir Sam Steele School marks 25th birthday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1946.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1971, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1971, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2014

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