Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brookside School No. 1546 (RM of St. Clements)

The Brookside School District was established in October 1910 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE29-14-6E in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. In 1966, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Happy Thought Consolidated School District No. 1452 and later the Lord Selkirk School Division. In 2018, a commemorative sign was installed at the former school site.

The teachers of Brookside School were John R. Williams (1912-1913), V. Mironko (1914), Louise Maddin (1914-1915), William St. George Hollies (1915), C. E. Maddin (1915), Nicholas Punak (1915, 1917-1918), John Novak (1916, 1919), Stephen H. Bilinsky (1918), Peter G. Kuhn (1919-1921, 1922-1923), William Joba (1921-1922), Miss Ada Brooke (1924), Mary Runge (1925-1926), Cora Wilgand (1926-1927), Ernestine Helen Matheson (1927-1929), May Millicent Maiver (1929-1930), Clara Lucaw (1930-1933), Joseph Frederick (1933-1939), Miss Jean Parfaniuk (1939-1941), Fred Klym (1941-1946), Irene Kordalchuk (1946-1947), Mary Irene Kalinski (1947-1948), Jean Sophie Yarema (1948-1949), May Margaret Zook (1949-1950), Olga Skrumeda (1950-1951), Judith Jean Zook (1951-1952), Mary Ann Mandryk (1952-1953), Ruth Schwarz (1953-1954), Rose Bazan (1954-1956), Georgina Pruden (1956), Elsie Gutowski (1956-1957), Meroslawa Horbas (1957-1958), Edith Pruden (1958), Sadie Rebecca Arksey (1958-1959), Gladys Geraldine Peitsch (1959-1960), Anne Dueck (1960), Roy Joe  Katazinski (1961-1963), Elaine Doris Jacqueline Parker (1963-1964), Metro Lysaichuk (1964-1965), and Elizabeth Bernice Smolinski (1965-1966).

Brookside School

Brookside School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 137.

Brookside School commemorative sign

Brookside School commemorative sign (August 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.21698, W96.72577
denoted by symbol on the map above


Selkirk topographic map, 62I/2, Edition 2, Series A743 [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.

School Districts of the Libau Area of Manitoba, 1887-1967 by Charlene Dusyk and Sylvia Sweetland, Winnipeg, 2017.

Brodie School, Thalberg, St. Clements Heritage.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2021

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