Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clandeboye School No. 47 / William S. Patterson School (Clandeboye, RM of St. Andrews)

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Clandeboye School No. 47 was established in Clandeboye, in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews, in January 1878. The original building was replaced in 1916 by an impressive stone structure designed by Winnipeg architect Henry William Greene. It served the educational needs of the community until 1967 when jurisdiction for the area became the responsibility of the Lord Selkirk School Division. The building was demolished in 1970. The name and cornerstone from the former school building was erected on the grounds of its replacement, William S. Patterson School (named for former school inspector William S. Patterson), in the spring of 2011.





Ilo Elizabeth McHaffie McDonald (1899-1988)


Ruby Lytle


John Clarence “Kelly” Williamson (1903-1981)




James Andrew McKaughan (1877-1968)


John Crawford McMillan (1915-2011)


William Turkula


William George Hume (1902-1967)


Alfred John Patrick Moran (1903-1967)


D. C. Bewell




Ernie Burdeniuk


Among the other teachers at Clandeboye School were Nellie Leask (1897), Thomas Henry Shakespeare (c1916), William George Hume, and Thomas G. Minshull (five years).

Photos & Coordinates

Clandeboye School building

Clandeboye School building (circa 1917)
Source: Education Department Report, 1917, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Clandeboye School, built in 1916 and demolished in 1970

Clandeboye School, built in 1916 and demolished in 1970 (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 17.

William S. Patterson School

William S. Patterson School (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Clandeboye School cornerstone at William S. Patterson School

Clandeboye School cornerstone at William S. Patterson School (2011)
Source: Lynn Nolden

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.24086, W96.97424
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William S. Patterson (1904-1967)


“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

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.

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Rose Kuzina, and Lynn Nolden.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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