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Memorable Manitobans: Therese J. Ley (1859-1925)


Born in Ontario in May 1859, she came to Winnipeg in 1879 and became a teacher at the St. John’s Ladies’ College, eventually rising to become its principal. Following her retirement, she conducted a private kindergarten in Fort Rouge. After a long illness, she died unmarried at Winnipeg on 16 April 1925 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Former Principal of Ladies, College Called by Death” Undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Page revised: 15 March 2009

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