Memorable Manitobans: Edith Miller (1906-1990)
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.
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: 11 February 2019
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