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Memorable Manitobans: Myrtle Lucinda Johnston Campbell (1902-1978)

Educator.

Born near Kisbey, Saskatchewan on 1 November 1902, she moved with her family to Arcola, Saskatchewan in 1907 and to Winnipeg in 1913. She attended public schools before earning a BA degree from the University of Manitoba in 1924. She taught at Geddess School and Greenway School prior to taking a leave of absence from teaching to serve as a civilian instructor at the No. 3 Wireless School during the Second World War. After the war, she resumed teaching career at Cecil Rhodes School (c1945-1947) and went on to be Principal of Sir John Franklin School (1947-1948) and the first Principal of Weston School (1948-1959). On 14 February 1959, she married Alexander Campbell (1894-1975) in Winnipeg just prior to her retirement from teaching. She was a member of the University Women’s Club, the Winnipeg Winter Club, St. Andrews River Heights Church, President of the Winnipeg Club, and both life member and President of the Soroptimists Federation of America. She died at her Winnipeg home, 1103-1155 Grant Avenue, on 25 July 1978.

Sources:

“Early opening for suburbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1947, page 3.

“Campbell - Johnston,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1959, page 12.

“Weston School tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1959, page 8.

Obituary [Alexander Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1975, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1978, page 46.

Myrtle Lucinda Campbell, Winnipeg Estate file 1813/78, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 May 2014

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