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Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Peter Roscoe (1896-1988)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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

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