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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Annie Witty Hassett (1914-2012)

Educator.

Born at Russell on 25 November 1914, daughter of George Herbert Witty (1883-1918) and Eleanor Wood Bingham (1887-1960), she grew up in the Shellmouth area. Following teacher training, she worked at several sites across rural Manitoba, including Sundown School (1934-1936, Principal), Ridgeland School (1936-1938), and near Cartwright (c1941). During the Second World War, she moved to Montreal, Quebec where she worked as a gun parts inspector. After the war ended, she returned to Manitoba and worked at Reaburn School (1947-1950) and Endcliffe School (1950-?). On 14 August 1952, she married Roy Hassett (1902-1995) at the Knox United Church at Russell. The couple, who had one daughter, farmed in the Brightside School district before moving to Russell in 1966. She remained there until retiring to Winnipeg in 2002. She died at the Grace Hospital on 29 December 2012 and was buried in the Russell Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Shellmouth,” Russell Banner, 21 August 1941, page 1.

“Endcliffe,” Russell Banner, 5 January 1950, page 4.

“Engagement,” Russell Banner, 31 July 1952, page 4.

“Hassett - Witty,” Russell Banner, 21 August 1952, page 3.

Obituary [Roy Hassett], Russell Banner, 28 November 1995, page 18.

Obituary, Russell Banner, 15 January 2013, page 12.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 December 2018

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