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Memorable Manitobans: Monica Youle Connors Mortemore (1917-1990)

Postmistress, educator, grocer.

Born at Coronation, Alberta on 7 November 1917, daughter of Kathleen Connors and William Connors, she graduated from the Central Normal School (1937) and obtained her Professional High School Teachers’ Certificate. She taught at Grand Prairie School (1938-1941), Salem School (1941-?), Cameron School (?-1945), and was Principal of Hazelridge School (1945-1946). On 27 December 1938, she married James Herbert “Jim” Mortemore (c1912-2001) at Ste. Claire Roman Catholic Church in San Clara. She had a daughter Monica “Pat” Mortemore (wife of James Bretchka) and, in 1946, left the classroom to open Mort’s Grocery Store at Boggy Creek. Two years later, they added postal services to the store. She died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 19 February 1990 and her cremains were buried in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Post Office and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

“Mortemore - 50th anniversary,” Roblin Review, 6 December 1988, page 10.

Obituary, Roblin Review, 27 February 1990, page 9.

Obituary [James Herbert Mortemore], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 2001, page C7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 August 2020

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