Historic Sites of Manitoba: Golden Stream School No. 26 (Golden Stream, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)
The first school building at Golden Stream was built of logs in 1873, in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. A school district for it was established formally in April 1875. A wood frame, one-classroom building replaced the original school in 1895, and in turn it was replaced in 1949. The school closed in 1968 and its remaining students went to Gladstone Consolidated School No. 2457. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument dedicated on 30 July 1995 commemorates it. Also on the monument are memorials for two men killed during the Second World War.
Among the other teachers of Golden Stream School were Isabella S. Patterson (1886), F. Langford (1887), R. E. Broadfoot (1888), Daniel Budget (1889), J. K. Hall (1890), William Logie (1892), Miss McKinnon (1894), Alfred Clayton (1895), R. Collins (1895), Miss McCaskill (1896), Miss Brown Agnes Brown (1897), Lewis W. Moore (1898), J. K. Hall (1898), Ruth McConnall (1899-1902), Mary V. Springsteen (1903), Harriet McP. Telford (1903), Miss Mary Stewart (1904), Miss Smith (1905), Ivan D. MacLean (1905), M. J. Corlett (1907), Montague Shore (1908-1909), Tena Comrie (1909), M. R. Ross (1910), Miss E. A. MacKenzie (1911), W. K. W. Drummond (1911), E. J. Jarvis (1911), N. M. Wilton (1911), T. L. Butler (1912), Flo Thompson (1913), Jean A. Blow (1913-1914), Alice V. Elliott (1914-1916), Jennie Houcks (1916-1918), Erva T. Bell (1918-1919), Rosella Chapman (1920-1921), Miss E. C. Morris (1921), Ella B. Cumming (1922), Louise Amelia Neilson (1922-1923), Vera M. Hutcheon (1923), Enid Houghton (1924-1925), Hilda M. Mills (1925), Hermina Johnson (1926-1929), Meta Marion Kelly (1929-1931), Catherine McQuarrie Fraser (1931-1937), Grace Forrest (1937-1939), Kathleen Ellen Avery (1939), Eleanor Blackmore (1939-1942), Frances Louise Martin (1942-1943), Faustina Fern Nicol (1943-1944), Mabel Frances Mossop (1944-1945), Florence Dorothy Armstrong (1945-1946, 1953-1954), Gerald Lionel Kuran (1946-1947), Peter Kruszelnicki (1947-1948), Florence J. Huband (1948-1949), May Emily Williams Lewis (1949-1950, 1966-1968), Dorothy Myrtle Blair (1951), Christine Yaremko (1951-1952), Irene Sulymka (1952), Norma Kathleen Jacobson (1954-1956), James Reginald Schmall (1956-1958), and Gertrude H. McGregor (1958-1962).
Photos & Coordinates
Second World War Casualties
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.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
Obituary [Meta Marion Kelly], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1994, page 23.
Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 17.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Golden Stream School District No. 26 Daily Registers, GR3152, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Ken Storie and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 30 July 2021