Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreary Collegiate / McCreary School (Third Avenue, McCreary, Municipality of McCreary)

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Completed in 1959, a five-classroom high school in McCreary included a gymnasium, laboratory, industrial arts shop, home economics class, and business education facility. It was expanded in 1979 to provide space for elementary grades following the closure of McCreary School.




Before 1959

See McCreary School


Howard F. “Harvey” Neable


Nicholas “Nick” Peech (1919-1995)


Walter Abram “Walt” Toews (1923-2006)


Lawrence Paul Huska (1936-2022)


Claude Desrosiers




Garry Henry Doyle (1934-2014)


G. Ryan


Bernhard Wiens


Other teachers between 1959-1967 were A. Gayle and J. Tutkaluke.

School Year


Before 1959

See McCreary School


Jedidiah Oritsejolomisan Agbowu (grade 11), Mary Elspeth Getz (grade 10), Ella Louise Mortemore (grade 9), Howard F. Neable (grade 12)


Hazel Isabel Dobie (grade 9), Mary Elspeth Getz (grade 11), Ella Louise Mortemore (grade 10), Nicholas Peech (grade 12), Alfred Penner (grade 9)


Ronald Bell (grade 9), Arthur Hans Butler (grade 12, January-June), Austen Edward Joseph (grade 11), Diana Emily Myers (grade 10), Peter John Myers (grade 9, August-December), Nicholas Peech (grade 12, August-December), Alfred Penner (grade 9, January-June)


Joane Marie Bell (grade 9, September-December), Ronald Roy Bell (grade 12), John Thomas McKenzie (grade 10), George Papas (grade 11), Johann Edward Paulson (grade 9, May-June), John Wilbert Murphy (grade 9, September-May)


Mr. Blashko, John Wilbert Murphy, Valentine Sealy, Miss Bea Toews




Mervin Viggo Hansen (grade 9, January-June), Gerold Pankiewicz (grade 12), Robert John Miller (grade 11), Peter Walter Olynyk (grade 9, August-December), Valentine Sealy (grade 10)




V. Beatty, C. Boyd, F. Clark, R. Clemis, L. Collier, S. Freeman, B. Hamel, S. Keele, R. Knight, R. M. Lebas, J. Malik, G. McKinnon, J. McPherson, R. Meldrum, F. Mills, R. Moore, J. North, S. Paterson, M. Posmituck, D. Shtykalo, M. Smale, C. Wingfield




Elizabeth Armstrong, Pat Blake, Floyd Clark, Olga Code, Garry Doyle, Edith Guillas, David Katesma, Sidney Keele, Irene Ketsman, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Viola Marciski, Bruce Menzies, Linda Paterson, Stewart Paterson, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon




Elizabeth Armstrong, Pearl Blair, Pat Blake, Floyd Clark, Ken Corley, Garry Doyle, Kathy Glenesk, Edith Guillas, Sidney Keele, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Patricia MacKenzie, Viola Marciski, Bruce Menzies, Annette Mowat, Stewart Paterson, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon




Elizabeth Armstrong, Nancy Armstrong, Patsy Blake, Floyd Clark, Garry Doyle, Edith Guillas, Kim Krymak, Sidney Keele, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Patricia MacKenzie, Viola Marciska, Bruce Menzies, Stewart Paterson, Kyllikki Ruus, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon

Photos & Coordinates

McCreary Collegiate

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.77506, W99.49217
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rosamond School / McCreary School No. 1348 (McCreary, Municipality of McCreary)


“Teachers begin year in Turtle River S.D.,” Dauphin Herald, 10 September 1980, page 24.

“Teachers ready in Turtle River,” Dauphin Herald, 1 September 1982, page 18.

“Teachers in Turtle River schools,” Dauphin Herald, 9 October 1984, page 30.

McCreary: Milestones and Memories by McCreary History Book Committee, 1987, pages 145-147.

Manitoba School Records Collection, McCreary School District No. 1348 - Daily Registers, GR6770, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Bea Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2024

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