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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Morris Bean (1922-2013)

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Ronald Morris Bean
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Born on a farm near Starbuck in 1922, one of two sons of Frederick Thomas Bean (1885-1959) and Helen Redpath Robertson (c1888-1979), he taught on permit at Belleview School (1943) before attending Normal School (1943-1944). He later taught at Oak Point School (late 1940s), Swan Lake School (1949-1955), Fairfax School (1957-1959), Melrose Junior High School (1959-1961), and Stonewall School (?-?) before returning to Winnipeg and Munroe Junior High School (1965-1977). He retired in 1977. On 23 June 1944, he married fellow teacher Margaret Guthrun Olason (1925-2018) and they had three children. He died at Winnipeg in October 2013.


Attestation papers [Frederick Thomas Bean], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration [Frederick Thomas Bean, Helen Redpath Robertson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, FamilySearch.

“Normal School scholarships awarded to 17,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1943, page 13.

Wedding announcement, Heimskringla, 28 June 1944.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [Frederick T. Bean], Winnipeg Tribune, 24 June 1959, page 10.

Obituary [Helen Redpath Bean], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1979, page 53.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 2013.

Obituary [Margaret Guthrun Bean], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 2018.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Frances Kasper and Earl Sande for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 December 2021

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