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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beausejour School No. 609 (Beausejour)

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The Beausejour School District was formally established in November 1889 and a school building was erected at this site in the village of Beausejour. The second school building, constructed in 1905, was torn down in 1951 when a new building was erected. The first building, which stood one mile east of town, was later moved into Beausejour and used as a Legion Hall.

Principals

Period

Principal

1890s

Ernest Forster Haffner (1876-1942)

1903-1904

William Oliver Hamilton (1876-?)

1904-1906

Alex Russell

1906-1908

Thomas E. W. Morris

1908-1909

?

1909-1910

Hugh Clarke Fairfield (1877-1961)

1910-1912

?

1912-1915

John B. Barton (?-?)

1915-1917

Leon L. Nichols

1917-1920

Arthur Bailey (1885-?)

1920-1921

D. H. Lent

1921-1923

P. B. Bennett

1923-1925

George Russell Belton (1875-?)

1925-1929

Frederick James Hall (1892-1977)

1929-1933

Frederick Andrew Richard Justus (1878-1943)

1933-1936

John Elwin Laird (1876-1950)

1936-1939

John Osborn Wilson (1900-1972)

1939-1942

M. W. Burzminski

1942-1944

W. B. Doerksen

1944-1950

Stanley Corbett Henderson (1910-?)

1950-1954

John Chalaturnyk (1915-2001)

1954-1961

Robert M. Gunson

1961-1962

Bernhard W. “Bernard” Warkentin (1892-1984)

1962-1964

H. K. Long

1964-1966

J. B. Robertson

1966-1972

R. Dyne

1972-1973

R. E. Ledoux

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Beausejour School were Guy Chauviere (1950s) and Mary A. Bodnarus (circa 1962-1964).

Photos & Maps

Beausejour School

Beausejour School (no date) by G. H. Marcoux
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 96.

Beausejour School

The second Beausejour School, built in 1905 and demolished in 1951 (no date) by G. H. Marcoux
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 96.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.06293, W96.51796
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

“Beausejour, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, March 1916, Archives of Manitoba.

Beausejour 50th Jubilee: 1912-1962, Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.B42 Bea.

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.

Obituary [Mary Antonia Bodnarus Berch], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2016.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2016

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