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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pacific School No. 749 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

The Pacific School District was established formally in April 1893 and a school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 26-10-27 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Wallace. The school closed in January 1965 and its remaining students went to Virden Consolidated School No. 144. The building is no longer on the site and a fieldstone monument unveiled in July 1982 commemorates it.

The teachers of Pacific School were T. Milly Farr (1893-1895), D. Muldrew (1895), Rebecca Bayne (1896-1897), Albert E. Bradley (1897-1899), Hannah Haw (1899-1904), Edith Fraser (1905), Agnes Lane (1905), H. D. Cameron (1906), Minnie Tate Ford (1907-1909), Marion Pollock (1910-1911), Jean L. Strang (1912-1913), Violet M. Moir (1914-1915), Viola Sanford (1916), Mabel Thompson (1917), Birdie Hepburn (1918), Florence Good (1918), May Stewart (1918-1919), Florence Hepburn (1919-1921), Mary Armstrong (1921-1922), Charlotte Clarke (1923-1925), Joyce Emma Wiles (1925-1927), Annie Beryl Guthrie (1928-1929), Verlie Metcalf (1929-1933), Muriel M. Lamont (1933-1935), Marjorie Velma Rennick (1935-1937), Dorothy Isobel Wherrett (1938-1939), Gertrude E. D. Carefoot (1939-1941), Muriel B. McIntosh (1941-1942), Jessie E. Hay (1942-1944), May Dempsey (1944-1946), Mary L. Boulton (1946-1947), Hazel H. Grieve (1947-1948), Lorne A. Chapple (1948-1949), Kathleen Thompson (1949-1950), Barbara Janet Hedison (1950-1952), Anne M. Thiessen (1952-1953), Dora A. M. Stewart (1953-1954), Joan Matychuk (1954-1955), Ila Morgan (1955-1956), Patricia M. Davison (1956-1957), Mary Ellen Roach (1957-1961), Sarah Bessie Montgomery (1961-1962), Murray William Sangster (1962-1963), Diana M. Rae (1963-1964), and Ellen V. Bickford (1964-1965).

Pacific School

Pacific School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 119.

Pacific School commemorative monument

Pacific School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88601, W101.00880
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Binding Our Districts by History Book Committee, 1989. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.H374 Bin]

Obituary [Mrs. John Wiggins], Miniota Herald, 21 August 1969, page 4.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Mark Tennant for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 May 2021

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