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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beaudry School No. 1249 (RM of Macdonald)

The Beaudry School District was established formally in April 1902, and in late 1903 a 20 by 24-foot wood frame school building was constructed on the southwest corner of NW25-8-2E in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, on one acre of land purchased for $30 from farmer Hyacinthe Bohemier. Named in honour of Father Beaudry, the first Roman Catholic priest at the nearby community of La Salle, the school hosted an average of 16 students in grades 1 to 9. The school closed in 1959 when it was consolidated with St. Hyacinthe Consolidated School No. 2373. The building was purchased by a local farmer and moved to his property and the site reverted to farmland with no vestige remaining of the school’s presence.

The teachers who worked at Beaudry School included: Delphine Cyr (1918-1921), Georgine Lacerte (1918-1921), Catherine Schmidt (1918-1921), Gabrielle Trudeau (1918-1921), Antoinette Langevin (1927-1928), Mathilda Houde (1928-1934), Leona Bourbonnais (1934-1935), Amelia Gobeil (1935-1936), Louise Pelissier (1936-1937), Rose Lavoie (1938-1940), Ida Beaudette (1940-1944), Jeannine LaBossiere (1944-1946), Miss DeMoissac (1947-1948), Agathe Trudeau (1948-1949), Bertha Briere (1950-1951), Priscille Cormier (1951-1953), Therese Aubin (1953-1954), Raymonde Tougas (1954-1957), Olive Durand (1957-1958), and Beatrice Cormier (1958-1959).

Beaudry School

Beaudry School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 85.

Beaudry School commemorative sign

Beaudry School commemorative sign (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68797, W97.20780
denoted by symbol on the map above


St. Adolphe East topographic map, 62H/11 East, Edition 2 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Then to Now: The History of La Salle, Manitoba by La Salle History Book Committee, c1986 [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L385]

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 12F-C101, 2012-2013).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2020

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