Memorable Manitobans: Norine Isla Smith Kellet (1918-2004)
Born at Rural Municipality of MacDonald on 20 May 1918, daughter of Reita Smith (1890-1952) and Ernest Howard Smith, and sibling of Joyce Barry Smith and Bert Howard Smith, she attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and Wesley College, the latter at which she was on both the basketball team and theatre troupe.
Following graduation, she embarked upon a career in ducation, including work as Principal of Willowdale School (1940-1941) and teaching at Killarney School (?-?) and Boissevain School (1945-1947). Later, she worked in the Winnipeg School District, teaching at General Wolfe School (1957-1967) and R. B. Russell Vocational School (1967-c1980?), after which she retired.
She died at the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge in Nanaimo, British Columbia on 31 August 2004.
Birth registrations [Isla Norine Smith] Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Education lassies clinch cage title,” The Manitoban, 28 February 1940, page 4.
Second World War Service Files - War Dead [Bert Howard Smith], Library and Archives Canada.
“Kellet-Smith bridal in Greenwood Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 July 1949, page 11.
Historical Person Search [Keith Robson Kellet], Ancestry.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 27 May 2023