Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Peter Roscoe (1896-1988)


Born in Austria, he came to Canada in 1915 and became a teacher, serving for 52 years, including terms as the Principal of South Transcona School (1945-1948), Pointe du Bois School (1949-1954), and Springfield School (1954-1958). He retired in 1967. For long-term contributions to the teaching profession in Manitoba, he received the Manitoba Centennial Medal in 1970. On 1 June 1919, he married Mary Andrusko (1903-1974) at Gardenton and they had four children. He died at Winnipeg on 18 September 1988 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Transcona couple married 50 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1969, page 21.

Obituary [Mary Roscoe], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1974, page 78.

Obituary [Helen Roscoe Monty], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1985, page 45.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1988, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 June 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.