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Memorable Manitobans: Gladys Kathleen McQueen (1906-1978)

Educator.

Born at Morris on 14 December 1906, daughter of George Lynne McQueen (c1882-1959) and Margaret B. Dunlop (1888-1982), she moved with her parents to Glenboro before settling at Selkirk in 1934. She enjoyed a teaching career spanning 31 years, including working at the Selkirk Central School (1940-1941), South Ward School (1941-1942), and Victoria School where she taught (1942-1955) and was Principal (1955-?). She was later the Supervising Principal of both Victoria School and Ruth Hooker School. She was a member of the Selkirk United Church, United Church Women, Women’s Business and Professional Club, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 35, life member of Laurel Rebekah Lodge and Past Noble Grands Association, as well as Education Secretary of the IODE for 25 years. She died, unmarried, at Selkirk on 12 September 1978 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [George Lynne McQueen], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1959, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1978, page 61.

Obituary [Margaret B. McQueen], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 1982, page 58.

We thank Wendy Stefanyshyn for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 November 2015

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