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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Marie Slaughter (1920-2004)


Born at Winnipeg on 16 August 1920, daughter of John and Pearl Slaughter, she received her early education at Greenway School, General Wolfe School, and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. In 1941, she taught a class of 60 students in a one-room classroom at Victoria Beach. In the following two years, she taught in Kenville School and Minitonas School.

She returned to Winnipeg in 1944 and worked as a substitute teacher. In 1950, she organized the first kindergarten at Weston School in Winnipeg and stayed there for 11 years. She taught at a DND School at Soest, Germany from 1961 to 1963, afterwards returning to Winnipeg and teaching kindergarten at Gladstone School for the next three years. In 1966, she taught nursery school at Weston School until 1970. In 1970-1971 she took a sabbatical leave to complete a degree at the University of Manitoba, and during the spring and summer of 1971, she worked for the Provincial Government as a supervisor-consultant for the pre-school programs among the native children in Manitoba. In September 1971, she became Principal of Fort Rouge School, a position which she held until her retirement.

She died at Winnipeg on 3 February 2004.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 February 2015

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