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Memorable Manitobans: Berthe Yvonne Granger Valcourt (1914-1996)

Educator.

Born at St. Jean Baptiste on 19 August 1914, youngest child of Victorine Vermette (1866-1938) and Arthur Granger (1852-1924), she attended St. Jean Baptiste Centre School and the Central Normal School. She began a 39-year teaching career at Haywood then spent 27 years in the Norwood School Division, retiring in 1977 as Vice-Principal of King George V School. On 4 July 1940, she married Germain Paul Valcourt (1915-1993) at St. Boniface and they had a daughter before divorcing. She was a member of the Fort Rouge Legion. She died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 21 December 1996 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Germain Paul Valcourt], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1993, page 48.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1996, page 28.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2021

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