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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Harriet Mabel East (1914-1984)

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Dorothy Harriet Mabel East
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Born at Winnipeg on 27 May 1914, one of three children and the only daughter of Robert James East (1876-1967) and Beatrice Mabel Wilkinson (1886-1977), she attained BA (1936, Honours), BEd (1956), and MEd (1959) degrees from the University of Manitoba. Her teaching career included more than three decades with the Winnipeg School Division, at Grosvenor School (1941-1943), Luxton School (1943-1944), Lord Roberts School (1944-1955), Churchill High School (1955-1956), after which she was the Vice-Principal at Greenway School (1956-1959) and Principal of Sir William Osler School (1959-1974). She retired in June 1974 and died at Winnipeg on 13 July 1984.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 & 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

“Medal winners [Isbister Scholarships - Arts and Science],” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1935, page 4.

“Miss Dorothy Mabel East,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1935, page 5.

“Degrees to be conferred on 450 university graduates [Bachelor of Arts, Honors],” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1936, page 11.

“7 feared dead in swamp crash,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1952, page 1.

Death notice [Francis William "Frank" East], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1952, page 25.

“Plane crash accident, inquest rules,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1952, page 1.

Winnipeg estate file #45708, Francis William East, Archives of Manitoba.

“Here are the graduates [Bachelor of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1957, page 16.

“Wednesday's the big day for these U of M grads [Master of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1959, page 54.

Obituary [Robert J. East], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 1967, page 38.

Winnipeg estate file #1216/67, Robert J. East, Archives of Manitoba.

“Reception Tuesday for Dorothy East,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1974, page 66.

Winnipeg estate file 1647/77, Mabel East, Archives of Manitoba.

Winnipeg estate file PR84-01-00965, Dorothy Mabel East, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 August 2017

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