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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Pearl Shunk Wiebe (1907-1992)

Educator.

Born at Gilbert Plains on 13 October 1907, daughter of Jacob Wesley Shunk and Edith Mary Cason, she worked as a teacher until marriage, serving as the Principal of Graysville School (1931-1935). On 7 September 1935, she married cleric Peter A. Wiebe (1904-1999) at Gilbert Plains and they subsequently had two daughters. The couple retired to Kelowna, British Columbia. She died in 1992.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [J. Wesley Shunk], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1977, page 45.

Obituary [Peter Abraham Wiebe], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1999, page 40.

Obituary [Walter D. Shunk], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 2012, page 49.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

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