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Memorable Manitobans: Olive Maud McLean (1883-1952)


Born at Neepawa on 7 October 1883, daughter of Robert McLean and Margaret Danson, she taught at Pipestone School and Glenboro School before moving to Winnipeg in 1904. She was on the teaching staff of Strathcona School, Aberdeen School, and William Whyte School, then was appointed Principal of Wolseley School in 1921. She retired from the position in June 1945. She was a member of the IODE (serving as Secretary of the Prince Rupert Lodge) and Westminster United Church, and an honorary life member of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. She died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 10 March 1952 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“Former principal Wolseley School dies aged 68,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1952, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2015

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