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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Scobie Smith Vickers Cook (1914-2014)

Educator.

Born at Greenway in 2014, daughter of Thomas and Mary Vickers, she was educated at Greenway School, Baldur School, and St. Mary’s Academy, graduating from the latter in 1931. She then attended university and received a BA degree in 1936. She taught at Glenlea School and served as the Principal of Eriksdale School (1940-1942) before teaching at Melita School (1942-1943) and Pine Falls School (1943-1949). She then married Cece Cook (?-1974) and had two daughters. She returned to teaching in 1958 and retired in 1973. She later married Bill MacLeod (?-2008). She died at Pine Falls on 1 April 2014.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 2014, page B15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2014

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