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Memorable Manitobans: Laurie Elizabeth Bush Tegelberg (1914-1999)

Educator, author.

Born at Gunton on 21 January 1914, youngest daughter of Ethel Matalida Jones and William Bush, she attended teacher training at the Central Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught at Oakbank “A” School (1938) and was Principal of Springfield School (1939-1942). On 15 December 1942, she married Milton Henning Rudolph Tegelberg (1914-2006) at Yale Avenue United Church in Transcona and they had four children.

Having raised her family, she returned to teaching in the Winnipeg School Division at Sir Sam Steele School (1963-1967). She was a member of the International Bonhoeffer Society, Canadian Authors Association, Pen Handlers Society, and a charter member of the Transcona Public Library. In retirement, she moved to Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

She died at White Rock, British Columbia on 28 September 1999 and was buried at the Valley View Memorial Gardens in Surrey.

Her article for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Catherine Sutherland of Point Douglas, Woman of Head and Heart
Manitoba Pageant,Autumn 1975, Volume 21, Number 1

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Grade Nine examination results are announced by Department of Education,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 July 1927, page 6.

“Tegelberg - Bush,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1942, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1999, page C11.

Obituary [Milton H. Tegelberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 2006, page 18.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 July 2021

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