Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deleau School No. 785 (Deleau, RM of Sifton)

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The Deleau School District was organized in April 1893 and a school building operated in the village of Deleau in the Rural Municipality of Sifton. In 1919, it became the Deleau Consolidated School District when it was consolidated with Menteith Union School No. 313 and Maffam School No. 727. The school closed in 1965 and henceforth students from this area went to Hartney Consolidated School No. 2389 or Souris Consolidated School No. 2388. The district was dissolved the following year. The building is no longer present at the site but a stone monument at the tree-lined site, now a public park, commemorates it.





E. H. Gardiner


Elizabeth A. Smith


Leon LeRoy Nichols (1886-1983)


Lella L. Moon




George Henry Blackwell (1864-1941)


Miss Naomi L. Kenner


William George Hume (1902-1967)


Emmanuel Victor Edmond “Ed” Emond (1917-2000)


Eldred George Miller (1906-1995)


J. H. Wedel


Henriette Nelly Andre (1907-2001)


School Year



E. H. Gardiner (grades 9-11, August-April), Elizabeth A. Smith (grades 9-11, April-June), Janet I. Thomson (grades 1-8)


Marjory R. Brown (grades 1-8, August-December; grades 1-7, January-June), Leon LeRoy Nichols (grades 8-11, January-June), Elizabeth A. Smith (grades 9-11, August-December)


Lella? L. Moon (grades 8-11), F. Ferne Morden (grads 1-7, August-December), Reba E. Wallace (grades 1-7, January-June)

Among the other teachers who worked at Deleau School were Joseph Edwin Murphy and Leopold Raymond Labossiere.

Photos & Coordinates

Deleau School

Deleau School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 125.

Deleau School commemorative monument

Deleau School commemorative monument (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.58108, W100.56888
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maffam School No. 727 (RM of Sifton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Menteith Union School No. 313 (RM of Sifton)


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

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

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.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2023

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