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Manitoba History No. 89

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Memorable Manitobans: Lillian Ford Moffett Laing (1893-1985)


Born at Oak River on 20 December 1893, daughter of David Moffett and Sophia Somer Burr, she married Leslie Laing (1881-1925) on 28 August 1924 at Shoal Lake. They had a daughter born four days after her husband was drowned accidentally in Quebec. She was the Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1935-1939) and Dufferin School (1939-1954). She moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1978 and died there on 25 May 1985.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Leslie Laing buried today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 July 1925, page 3.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [Sophia Somer Moffett], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1965, page 13.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2015

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