Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mayfield School No. 1473 (RM of St. Clements)

The Mayfield School District was organized formally in September 1908 and a school building, constructed in 1910, operated at SW29-13-6E in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. It was destroyed by fire in December 1952 and a replacement was ready by the fall of 1953. It closed in 1966 when jurisdiction for the area became the responsibility of the Lord Selkirk School Division. The former school building was used for a time as a community centre and was later renovated into a private residence.

The teachers of Mayfield School were Stella C. Kelly (1910), Annie E. Loutie (1911), Margaret B. Mcleod (1911-1912), Lyle Mary Deagan (1912-1913), Emily J. Tauner (1913), Lewis McGuire (1914), Phoebe Anderson (1915-1916), Ethel Dickson (1917), Elin Gudmundsson (1917-1918), Gertrude Rodin (1918-1919), Blanche Leask (1919), Margaret Trick (1920), Marjorie Green (1920), K. Robertson (1920-1921), Mary E. Taylor (1921), Delmar Erikson (1923), J. P. Solmundson (1923-1924), Vera Hutcheon (1924), Ruby Steele (1925), Lillian B. Moar (1925), Jane Jamieson Gordon (1926-1927), Olive Margaret Wall (1927-1929), Reta Willamina McNeil (1929-1930), Evelyn Margaret Strain (1930-1932), Robert McElroy (1932-1936), Helen Beatrice Bowley (1936-1938), Zelma Sanforetta Tyndale (1938-1939), Mary Janet McClellan (1939), Mabel J. Scott (1940), Louise Nellie Violet Yestrau (1940-1943), Jennie P. Bereziuk (1943), Herta Krahn (1944), Peter Drabyk (1944), Benjamin Franklin Privat (1945), Lauretta May Hiebert (1945), Harry Hryhorka (1946), John George Bodnaruk (1947), Sophie Julia Galka (1947-1950), Steffie Eva Sawchuk (1950-1951), Esther Lorraine Matthes (1951-1952), Mrs. Helen Elaine Witko (1952-1956), Mynle Eva Wianiko (1956-1958), Lena C. Basiuk (1958-1962), Lorraine Doris Kazina (1962-1964), Janet E. Bailey (1964-1965), and Mrs. Frederick B. McKim (1965-1966).

The original Mayfield School

The original Mayfield School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 124.

The former Mayfield School building

The former Mayfield School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12168, W96.74915
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.

East Side of the Red, 1884-1984 by St. Clements Historical Committee, 1984.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2023

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