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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Donalda Ruth Stewart “Donna” Stanbra (1925-2011)

Educator.

Born at St. Jean Baptiste in 1925, daughter of Thomas Edward Stewart (?-?) and Ruth Kathleen Stewart (c1896-1971), at the age of 17 she taught on permit in rural one-room schools. She graduated from the University of Manitoba and over time earned BA, BEd (1966), and PhD degrees. On 20 September 1947, she married Norman Alwyn “Norm” Stanbra (1915-1993) at Stonewall. They had no children. Her teaching career included service at Centre School (1949-1952), Wolseley School (1957-1962), and River Heights School (1964-1969). She was Vice-Principal of the newly merged Riverview-Ashland School, working as head administrator at Ashland School (1969-1974) prior to being Principal of Robertson School (1974-1976). She died on 18 January 2011.

Sources:

“Stanbra - Stewart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1947, page 12.

“Record number will graduate at 88th exercise [Bachelor of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1967, page 11.

Obituary [R. Kathleen Stewart], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 1971, page 29.

“Policeman say school patrols marvelous,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 1975, page 21.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1976, page 12.

Obituary [Norman Stanbra], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1993, page C11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 2011, page C22.

Winnipeg Estate file PR11-01-86910, Donalda R. Stanbra, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 January 2017

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