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Memorable Manitobans: Berdina Darling Regina Cooney (1897-1987)


Born at Gladstone on 24 December 1897, daughter of William Cooney and Rachael Jane Beck, she was a teacher, Vice-Principal of Victory School (1948-?) and Principal of Governor Semple School (1955-1960). In 1970, she received a Manitoba Centennial Medal in recognition of her exemplary community service. She died at Kelowna, British Columbia on 19 September 1987.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Leaman heads West Kildonan Schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1948, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 1987, page 41.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 June 2014

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