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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Alice Miller Hume Armstrong (1904-2007)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Blanshard on 11 November 1904, daughter of Alice Miller (1878-?) and John Hume (1870-?), she attended Oak River School and lived in Oak River until 1921 when she moved to Winnipeg, where she graduated from Wesley College and took teacher training. She taught at Waskada School (?-?) and Hamiota School (?-?), and was Principal of Pine Falls School (1932-1934). On 16 August 1934, she married Edward Arthur Nicholson “Eddie/Ed” Armstrong at Blanshard and they had two children: Donald Keith Armstrong and Jean Hume Armstrong.

In 1950, she returned to teaching in the Winnipeg School Division at Machray School (1950-1961) and Lord Roberts School (1961-1969).

She died at Winnipeg on 13 February 2007 and her remains cremated.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #41703 - Edward Arthur Nicholson Armstrong, GR4874, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 2007, page 31.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 December 2021

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