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Memorable Manitobans: Nancy Jill Wolstencroft Tardiff (?-2015)


Born at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, daughter of Barry Frank Wolstencroft (1928-1990) and Coye Wolstencroft, in 1959 she came to Winnipeg with her family. She attended River East Collegiate and the University of Manitoba, receiving BA and BEd degrees from the latter. She worked as a teacher, first in the River East School Division and later in the Winnipeg School Division. She served as the Vice-Principal of Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1994-1995) and Technical Vocational High School (2004-2005) and Principal of Churchill High School (1999-2000). She was married twice, in 1985 to Larry Tardiff (1949-2007) and later to Jim Young. She died in September 2015.


Obituary [Barry Frank Wolstencroft], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1990, page 55.

“Student slashed in school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1995, page 14.

“‘Net program joins city teens with Scots,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1999, page 10.

“Tec Voc to host anti-bullying presentation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 2004, page S10.

Obituary [Larry Tardiff], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 2007, page 50.

Family confirms Jill Tardiff’s body pulled from water Thursday,” CBC News Manitoba, 11 September 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 2015, page D7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2015

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