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Memorable Manitobans: Jennie Ellen “Jean” Kerr (1903-2001)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Riverside on 7 September 1903, daughter of Florenda Lister (1866-?) and Samuel Kerr (1860-?), she later moved to Winnipeg and settled in St. Vital, where she worked in the St. Vital School Division, including teaching at Windsor School (1928-1956) and service as Principal of Woodlawn School (1956-1959) and Dakota Elementary School (1959-1968). She retired in June 1968 having worked 39 years as an educator. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Later, she relocated to British Columbia, taking up residence at White Rock. She died unmarried at Surrey on 23 January 2001 and was buried at the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Principal Jean Kerr will be guest of honor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1968, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 2001, page 38.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 May 2020

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