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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Willingdon School No. 2156 (RM of Fisher)

The Willingdon School District was organized formally in August 1926 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW34-23-3W in the Rural Municipality of Fisher. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division.

Among the teachers of Willingdon School were Rod. L. MacDonald (1927-1930), Wilfred Paul Latournerie (1930-1931), Raymond N. “Ray” Fines (1931-1933), Mary Homen (1933-1938), Lena Braun (1938-1940), William A. Tuskey (1940-1942), Cameron M. Hyde (1942-1943), Anne Marykuca (1943-1944), Jennie S. Rebuck (1944-1945), Elvina M. Annell (1945-1946), Miss O. C. Karotash (1946-1947), Christina M. Walzer (1947), Henry W. Jones (1948), Edward H. Hicks (1948), Kent Johnson (1949), Sophie K. Kohut (1949-1950), Sonia Davidiuk (1950-1951), Anne Rvoriak (1951-1952), L. C. Skoritko (1953-1954), Joseph John “Joe” Rebizant (1954-1955), Arthur S. Oliynek (1955-1956), Anne Zamrykut (1956-1958), Elizabeth Eve Zayachkowski Tanchak (1958-1959, 1960, 1961-1962), Maruin Marykuca (1959-1960), Rosemary Irene Curry (1961), and Mary Helen Huska (1962-1964).

Students at Willingdon School

Students at Willingdon School (circa 1938)
Source: Jake Kalyta

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.02399, W97.81291
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

School District Formation Files [Willingdon School District No. 2156], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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 School Records Collection, Willingdon School District #2156 Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Jake Kalyta for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 March 2021

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