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Memorable Manitobans: Minnie Maude Shewfelt Sisson (1912-1991)


Born in the Kingsley School District on 5 December 1912, daughter of Robert Baird Shewfelt (1871-1944) and Joanna McKay (c1882-1974), she attended Richard School, Carman School, and the Central Normal School. She taught at Gravelridge School and Rossburn School (1941-1942), and Wingham School (1946-1947, 1950-1951, 1955-1963), serving as Wingham Principal in 1946-1947, 1959-1960, and 1962-1963. Her employment at Wingham was interrupted when, during the Second World War, she worked for the Federal Government at Hamilton and Ottawa, Ontario. While at Wingham School, she met local resident Clarence Edward Sisson (1919-1985). They married, had a son, and lived at Elm Creek. She retired from teaching in the latter 1960s and moved to Winnipeg in the 1970s. She died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 17 April 1991.


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

Obituary [Joanna Shewfelt], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1974, page 33.

Obituary [Clarence Edward Sisson], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 May 1985, page 46.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1991, page 23.

Winnipeg estate file PR91-01-23096, Maude Sisson, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [David Leonard Shewfelt], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2005, page 20.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2017

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