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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fork River School / Mossey River Schools Monument (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A commemorative monument in Fork River, in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River, was erected on 20 July 1996 to the memory of the former schools of the municipality: the pioneers, teachers, students, and trustees. It also has a plaque added in the centennial year of the municipality, 2006.

The schools were: Belle Creek School No. 1827, Bicton Heath School No. 1357, Borden School No. 1266, Cork Cliff School No. 1509, Don School No. 1813, Ferley School No. 1812, Mossey River School No. 999 (Fork River Consolidated School No. 2411), Mowat School No. 1232, Nordheim School No. 2263, North Lake School No. 1431, Odda School No. 1830, Pine View School No. 1225, Rice Lake School No. 2166, Skala School No. 1257, Small Creek School No. 2254, South Bay School No. 1144, Volga School No. 1818, Weiden School No. 1604, Winnipegosis School No. 1020, and Zelena School No. 1816. Most of the schools closed in 1967 and were consolidated into Duck Mountain School Division. Fork River Consolidated School, located at the monument site, remained opened until 1981. The building has since been demolished.

Principals

Period

Principal

1924-1925

Elmenia Alberta Jean Mollard (1901-1991)

1925-1927

Evelyn White

1927-1928

Hilda Effler

1928-1929

Mary Ethel Simms (c1895-1947)

1929-1930

Gretha Stange

1930-1931

Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (1906-1984)

1931-1932

Mae Berry

1932-1933

Emily Sumi “Emilie” Denney (1907-1997)

1933-1940

?

1940-1942

John Slobodzian

1942-1953

A. J. Drebinsky

1953-1954

?

1954-1955

T. W. Tischinski

1955-1956

?

1956-1957

Walter Morris Bohonos (1930-2017)

1957-1958

Mrs. Emma E. Dube

1958-1961

Ernie Harrison

1961-1963

Mrs. M. W. Rudkavitch

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Fork River School were Myrtle Patsack (1938), Mildred Watson (1938), Eugene Negrych (1938), J. Slobodzian (1938), and Ernest Hafichuk.

Photos & Maps

Fork River School

Fork River School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 37.

Fork River Consolidated School

Fork River Consolidated School (no date)
Source: Ed Arndt

Former Fork River Consolidated School building

Former Fork River Consolidated School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 795.

Mossey River schools commemorative monument

Mossey River schools commemorative monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.51156, W100.02341
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 26.

We thank Ed Arndt and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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