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Memorable Manitobans: Hilda Kinney Ellis (1905-1987)

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Hilda Kinney Ellis
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Born at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 10 April 1905, she began working in the Winnipeg School Division in September 1937, at Victoria-Albert School. She taught there for nine years, then served as Principal of Wellington School ( 1947-1952), Florence Nightingale School (1952-1957), Ralph Brown School (1957-1962), Harrow School (1962-1963), and La Verendrye School (1964-1970). She retired in June 1970. An active member of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, she was its President in 1947-1948, and was made an Honorary Life Member in 1971. She died at Selkirk on 27 January 1987 and her cremains were scattered in Whiteshell Provincial Park.


The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1987, page 37.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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