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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John Dafoe School (1777 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg)

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A cornerstone for John Dafoe School was laid by school trustee Catherine Stewart at a ceremony on 19 June 1957. Named for journalist John W. Dafoe, the building’s original configuration consisted of eight classrooms, two kindergarten rooms, a general purpose room, and ancillary space. A portrait of Dafoe was presented to the school by Edwin Elcome “Ted” Dafoe at its official opening on 14 November 1957 with School board Chairman H. B. Parker. Four classrooms were added in 1959. It was partially damaged in an arson fire on 15 December 1977. The school closed in June 1991 due to declining enrollment and, in 2010, the building was leased for use as a daycare.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1962

Franklin Edward “Frank” Bothe (1908-2002)

1962-1973

Victor Snelgrove Dotten (1908-1977)

1973-?

Clifford Ronald Wilde

?-?

?

?-1989

Marlene Watson

1989-1991

Maureen Robertson

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1957-1958

A. Braun, Miss T. Brenden, Mrs. V. Galston, Mrs. G. Glinz, Mrs L.? Sinclair, Mrs. P. Swan, Miss M. E. Thomas, Mr. R. Turner

1958-1959

A. Braun, Miss T. Brenden, Mrs. V. Galston, Mrs. G. Glinz, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Mrs. P. Swan, Miss M. E. Thomas, Mr. R. Turner

1959-1960

R. Baron, Mrs. T. E. Campbell, Miss L. De Grunchy, Miss L. Galger, Mrs. H. V. Galston, Mrs. G. Glinz, Mrs. J. Huston, Mrs. E. Kelley, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Miss M. Thomas, Mrs. R. F. Turner, Mrs. E. D. Wiggins. Intermediate Department: Mrs. J. Purtill

1960-1961

R. Baron, Mrs. T. Derkarn?, Miss M. Driol, Miss D. Drummond, Miss L. Galger, Mrs. G. Glinz, Mrs. G. Goodridge, Mrs. J. Hryciw, Mrs. M. Lowe, Mrs. G. Ryan, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Nellie Sozansky, Mrs. A. Seraphin?, Miss D. Stanish

1961-1962

R. Baron, Miss I. Bothwell, Miss F. Bryk, Mrs. D. Cochrane, Miss M. Driol, Miss L. Galger, Mrs. G. Glinz, Mrs. G. Goodridge, Mrs. J. Hryciw, Mrs. M. Lowe, Mrs. F. Rowland, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Nellie Sozansky, Miss D. Stanish

1962-1963

(incomplete) Miss I. Bothwell, Mrs. G. Goodridge, Mrs. M. Lowe, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Nellie Sozansky

1963-1964

Mrs. E. M. Alrth, Miss L. Bothwell, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Mrs. H. Greene, J. Hamm, Miss E. Hunter, Mrs. M. Lowe, Miss M. North, Miss S. Peters, Miss H. Reimer, Miss J. Simcoe, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Nellie Sozansky, Miss A. Steen

1964-1965

Mrs. M. Airth, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Mrs. J. Horton, Miss E. Hunter, W. D. Illsey, Mrs. M. Lowe, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss M. North, Miss S. Peters, Miss H. Reimer, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Nellie Sozansky, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. I. Telfer

1965-1966

Mrs. E. M Airth, J. D. Caldwell, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Miss E. Hunter, D. W. Illsey, Mrs. M. Lowe, Miss L. Lyon, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss M. North, Miss H. Reimer, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Mrs. I. Slobodian, Nellie Sozansky, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. I. Telfer

1966-1967

Mrs. E. M. Airth, J. D. Caldwell, Mrs. M. Clearwater, Miss P. Frank, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Miss E. Hunter, D. W. Illsey, Mrs. M. Lowe, Miss H. Reimer, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Mrs. I. Slobodian, Nellie Sozansky, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. I. Telfer

1967-1968

Mrs. E. M. Airth, Mrs. S. Bloomquist, D. Caldwell, Mrs. M. Clearwater, Miss S. Dueck, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Miss E. Hunter, D. Illsey, Mrs. M. Lowe, Miss H. Reimer, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. I. Telfer

1968-1969

Mrs. M. Airth, Mrs. I. Avery, Mrs. S. Bloomquist, D. Caldwell, Miss S. Dueck, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Miss E. Hunter, D. Illsey, Miss J. Lesnick, Mrs. M. Lowe, Miss H. Reimer, Mrs. L. Sinclair, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. I. Telfer

Photos & Maps

The former John Dafoe School building

The former John Dafoe School building (July 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85715, W97.19961
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Dafoe (1866-1944)

Sources:

“Cornerstone is laid for John Dafoe School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1957, page 25.

“School posts filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1973, page 74.

“School staff shuffled,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, 2 July 1989, page SW3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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