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Memorable Manitobans: Edith Miller (1906-1990)

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Edith Miller
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Educator.

Born in Scotland in 1906, daughter of John Miller (1880-1954) and Elizabeth Waters (1878-1960), she came to Canada as an infant and settled at Winnipeg. She taught at Chicken Hill School (two years) and Thornton School (?-?) before returning to Winnipeg in 1928. She taught at Wolseley School (1945-1956) and Clifton School (1956-1966) until retirement in 1968. She served as Vice-President (?-?) and President (1953-1954) of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, was active in lobbying for pension benefits for teachers, and was made a life member of the organization in 1969. She died at Winnipeg on 10 April 1990 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery near her parents and sister.

Sources:

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Teachers elect Miss E. Miller new president,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1953, page 3.

Obituary [John Miller], Winnipeg Tribune, 29 March 1954, page 22.

Obituary [Elizabeth Miller], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1960, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1990, page 76.

Obituary [Helen Sinclair Miller], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2009, page 31.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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