Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bernice School No. 547 (RM of Albert)
Near the school building is a cairn, erected in July 1988, commemorating the teachers, students and families of Bernice School No. 547, which was established as Gould School at SW22-5-26W in the Rural Municipality of Albert, and operated between 1888 and 1914. It became Bernice (Berneice) School in 1914, situated at SE23-5-26, continuing until 1965 when it became part of Napinka Consolidated School No. 2369. A nearby station of the Canadian Pacific Railway, also named Bernice, existed at NE14-5-26 from 1906 to 1952.
Among the teachers of Bernice School were May Lee, Kathleen Newcomb, Miss Gillander, Thomas Greenway, Ethel Mills, Sadie Barker, Fern Orris, E. L. Blackwell (1925-1926), Gertrude Kinleg (1926-1927), C. B. Doughty (1927), Frances Wilman (1928-1930), Rossie McMunn (1930-1931), Doreen Blaker (1931-1933), Peggy McGregar (1933-1935), Bill Patterson (1935-1938), Mabel Taylor (1938-1940), Sabra Bradley (1941-1942), Hazel Roberts (1942-1943), Noreen Robinson (1943-1944), Douglas Wilkinson (1944-1945), Sarah Moen (1945-1946), Lucille Ramsey (1946-1947), Jim McKinnon (1947-1948), Jane Roblin (1948-1949), Mabel Kemaldian (1949-1950), Aldea Beudry (1950-1953), Bernice Woods (1953-1954), Raymond Duthie (1954-1955), Robert Hogland (1955), Elizabeth Asmundson (1956), Betty Cairns (1956-1959), Arlene Johnson (1960-1961), Elaine Harrison (1961-1962), and Doreen Kennedy (1962-1964).
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 Lynn Jones for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 January 2015
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