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Memorable Manitobans: Luella Jean Sprung (c1909-1975)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sprung and Elizabeth Ann Carter, she was educated at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and United College. During the Second World War, she received an MA degree in English from the University of Manitoba. She taught at Cecil Rhodes School (1940-1944) and Kelvin High School (1945-1949) then served as Vice-Principal of Lord Roberts School (1959-1963) and Principal of Victoria-Albert School (1963-1964) and Grosvenor School (1965-1970). She retired in June 1970. Active in the United Church of Canada and specifically its work with girls, she was a member of the Manitoba Girls Work Board and the Winnipeg CGIT. The church camp for girls at Lake Brereton was a special interest. She was a driver for “Meals on Wheels” and a volunteer reader at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She was a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Winnipeg and was a board representative on the University Senate. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 14 November 1975.

Sources:

Marriage registration [Benjamin Franklin Sprung], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1975, page 40.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1975, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2015

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