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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Davies (1906-2001)


Born at Swan River on 16 December 1906, daughter of Thomas Davies and Elizabeth Jones, she attended Durban School and received teacher training in Winnipeg. She returned to teach at Durban School, later settling in the St. James area and continuing her career at Sturgeon Creek School and Silver Heights School, the latter where she was Vice-Principal (1957-1959) of the elementary grades. She was Principal (1959-1960) and Vice-Principal (1960-?) at Golden Gate School, later transferring to Linwood School, where she retired as Vice-Principal in the summer of 1971. A member of Knox United Church, in retirement she volunteered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Red Cross Clinic [now Canadian Blood Services], and her church. She died, unmarried, at St. Boniface Hospital on 6 March 2001.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Honor Vice-Principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1971, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 2001, page 57.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2015

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