Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bede School No. 1683 (RM of Albert)
Bede School opened in the Rural Municipality of Albert in May 1913, in the southeast quarter of 19-5-26 west of the Principal Meridian, and operated until June 1966. At that time, its remaining students went to Melita Consolidated School No. 440. The building stood vacant at the original site for some time, but at the time of a 2011 site visit, it had been repaired and was being used by a business selling local crafts.
The teachers of Bede School were Jean Dunbar (1914-1916), Rhea Forder (1916-1917), John Gilmore (1917-1918), Meda Wright (1918-1919), Thora Sigurdson (1919-1920), Emma Bambridge (1920-1921), Jack Ashley (1921), Katherine Fraser (1921), Muriel Bulloch (1922), Gladys Staples (1923-1924), Eva Wright (1924-1926), Irene Baskier (1926-1931), Mable Clement (1931-1932), Ada McMunn (1932-1934), Margaret Anderson (1934-1938), Helen Shier (1938-1939), Mrs. Little (1939-1940), Jean Gunn (1940), Mrs. Gerda Petersen (1940-1941), Ruby Cook (1941-1942), Francis Johnson (1942-1943), Gertrude Mason (1943-1944, 1945-1946), Wilma Kemp (1944), Freda Vigar (1944-1945), Norman Taylor (1946-1947), Lorraine Dagg (1947-1948), Joyce Mason (1948-1949), Ruth Talman (1949-1951), Adarene Berns (1951), Joe Shygol (1951), Leila Roby (1952), Donelda Cook (1952, 1954-1955), Allyne Adie (1952-1953), Allen Burton (1953), Sarah Reimer (1954), Darl Carr (1954), Don Merritt (1954), Glen Cullbertson (1955), Mrs. Jane Carr (1955), Don Breault (1955-1956), Evelyn Robinson (1956-1957), Verna Halls (1957-1962), Mrs. E. Maxwell (1962-1963), and Mrs. H. Lamport (1964-1966).
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.
Reflections of Time: A History of the RM of Albert by RM of Albert History Book, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.A43 Ref]
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Lynn Jones.
Page revised: 21 March 2015
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