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Historic Sites of Manitoba: George Fitton School (1129 Third Street, Brandon)

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This school on Third Street in Brandon, named for school board official George Fitton, opened in 1954. It was expanded in 1966 on a design by local architect Ian McKenzie Brown.

Principals

Period

Principal

1954-1969

William John Peden (1903-1991)

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1960-1961

Mrs. Lillian Caryk

1961-1963

George Pavlin (1928-2004)

1963-1964

Mrs. Lillian Caryk

1964-1965

Robert T. Blair

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

Mrs. P. M. Cairns

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1954-1955

?

1955-1956

?

1956-1957

George Pavlin, ?

1957-1958

George Pavlin, ?

1958-1959

Miss J. Alexiuk (grade 2), Mrs. S. Armstrong (grade 4), Mrs. P. Cairns (grade 5), Mrs. M. Crandle (grade 3), Miss E. Gusdal (grade 3), V. G. Hillcox (grade 6), Mrs. E. M. Hood (grade 5), Miss D. Hyndman (grade 1), Mrs. C. Larson (grade 4), Mrs. G. Matcher (grade 2), Mrs. F. Nolan (grade 5), William John Peden (grade 6), Miss B. Sanford (grade 1), Miss M. Taylor (grade 3)

1959-1960

Miss P. Anderson, J. Clark, Mrs. M. Crandle, V. Hillcox, Mrs. E. Hood, Mrs. C. Larson, Miss K. Olafsson, Miss A. Rempel, Miss H. Sokalski, Miss D. Stuart, Miss M. Taylor, Miss E. Veale, Mrs. M. Weins

1960-1961

Miss P. Anderson (grade 2), J. Clarke (grade 5), Miss D. Cook (grade 2), Mrs. M. Crandle (grade 3), Miss I. Graham (grade 1), V. Hillcox (grade 5), Mrs. C. Larson (grade 4), Miss E. Livingstone (grade 1), Miss K. Olafsson (grade 1), William John Peden (grade 6), Miss J. Pickard (grade 3), Miss A. Rempel (grade 4), Miss E. Veale (grade 2), Miss V. Waytowich (grade 3)

1961-1962

Miss P. Anderson (grade 2), Miss L. Bay (grade 4), Miss S. Brown (grade 2), Miss D. Cook (grade 2), Miss I. Graham (grade 1), V. Hillcox (grade 5), Miss C. Larson (grade 4), Miss E. Livingstone (grade 1), Miss C. Olafsson (grade 1), William John Peden (grade 6), Miss A. Rempel (grade 4), Mrs. E. Rollins (grade 3), Miss F. Smith (grade 3), Miss V. Waytowich (grade 3)

1962-1963

Miss L. Campbell (kindergarten), Mrs. D. Dagg (grade 2), Mrs. D. Friesen (grade 3), Mrs. P. Gillespie (grade 1), V. Hillcox (grade 5), Mrs. E. Hood (grade 6), Miss E. Livingstone (grade 1), Mrs. J. Lumbard (grade 1), William John Peden (grade 6), Miss J. Pickard (grade 4), Mrs. P. Reid (grade 4), Miss M. Robinson (grade 2), Miss F. Smith (grade 3), Mrs. G. Van Buskirk (grade 5)

1963-1964

Miss M. A. Eamer, Mrs. D. A. Friesen, Mrs. R. M. Gillespie, Mrs. M. D. Goodmanson, V. G. Hillcox, Mrs. E. M. Hood, Miss M. G. Hoy, Miss J. M. Pickard, Mrs. P. M. Reid, Mrs. E. M. Thornton, Miss S. M. Trafford, Mrs. G. M. Van Buskirk, Mrs. R. Wightman

1964-1965

Mrs. P. E. Bowslaugh, Mrs. V. L. Duce, Miss M. A. Eamer, Miss D. Farough, Mrs. P. M. Gillespie, Miss N. E. Henton, Miss M. B. Ilott, D. J. Palidwar, Miss J. M. Pickard, Mrs. P. M. Reid, Mrs. E. M. Thornton, Miss P. D. Ward, Mrs. R. Wightman (kindergarten)

1965-1966

Mrs. P. E. Bowslaugh, Miss D. C. Chaikin, Mrs. D. J. Diller, Mrs. V. L. Duce, Mrs. P. M. Gillespie, Miss S. L. Henuset, Miss M. B. Ilott, David John McDowell, D. J. Palidwar, Miss J. M. Pickard, Mrs. P. M. Reid, Mrs. E. J. Rollins, Mrs. E. M. Thornton, Mrs. R. Wightman (kindergarten)

1966-1967

Mrs. P. E. Bowslaugh (grade 1), Miss Colleen A. Bridgett (grade 5), Miss D. C. Chaikin (grade 2), Miss J. E. Dyer (grade 6), Miss K. G. Enns (grade 2), Miss C. A. Malcolm (grade 4), Miss J. M. Marcino (grade 1), Mrs. V. M. Olenick (grade 3), David J. Palidwar (grade 5), W. J. Peden (grade 6), Miss J. M. Pickard (grade 4), Mrs. E. J. Rollins (grade 3), Mrs. I. Shobrooke (grade 2), Miss J. M. Werner (special classes), Mrs. R. Wightman (kindergarten)

1967-1968

Mrs. J. Amiotte (ungraded), Mrs. M. Bell (grade 5), Mrs. P. E. Bowslaugh (grade 1), Miss Colleen A. Bridgett (grade 5), Mrs. Cairns (grade 6), Miss D. C. Chaikin (grade 2), Mrs. C. Chudley (grade 4), Mrs. L. Gregor, Mrs. C. Larson (grade 4), Mrs. V. M. Olenick (grade 3), David J. Palidwar (grade 6), Miss J. M. Pickard (grade 4), Mrs. E. J. Rollins (grade 2), Mrs. J. Shewan (grade 1), Mrs. R. Wightman (kindergarten)

Photos & Coordinates

George Fitton School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83266, W99.94154
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Arthur Fitton (1875-1956)

Sources:

“Back to school Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 29 August 1958, page 3.

“Brandon school teachers for 1959-60,” Brandon Sun, 29 August 1959, page 2.

“6,000 Brandon students go back to work on Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 3 September 1960, page 12.

“Teachers listed for opening of schools on Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 2 September 1961, page 12.

“Teachers are assigned to schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 August 1962, page 10.

“33 newcomers on elementary schools staff,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1963, page 15.

“39 newcomers on elementary staff,” Brandon Sun, 19 August 1964, page 13.

“Architect appointed,” Brandon Sun, 20 July 1965, page 3.

“191 teachers placed here,” Brandon Sun, 20 August 1965, page 8.

“Over 200 elementary teachers,”Brandon Sun, 23 August 1966, page 16.

Brandon Elementary Schools, 1867-1979, Canada-Confederation, Brandon School Division, 1967.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2021

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