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Memorable Manitobans: Thelma Rose Irene Osman (1922-2018)


Born at Kelwood on 20 April 1922, youngest daughter of four children born to Ivo Clarence Osman (c1892-1990) and Caroline “Chum” Osman (?-1990), sister of Peggy Beatrice Osman, she followed in her family’s footsteps as a teacher. She taught at Austin School (1943-1946) and Chapman School (1947-1948) prior to becoming the Principal of St. Joseph’s Vocational School (1948-1949) in the Winnipeg School Division, where she was also involved with the Winnipeg Teachers’ Dramatic Society. On 27 July 1949, she married Ross James Alexander Hay at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg and moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta where she taught elementary to high school grades and had five children. She died at Leduc, Alberta on 25 August 2018.


“Kelwood Cons. S.D. No. 1317,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 June 1945, page 18.

“Rural teachers win awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1947, page 12.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1948, page 6.

Engagement notice [Mr. and Mrs. I. Osman], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1949, page 12.

“Hay - Osman,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 1949, page 11.

Obituary [Ivo Clarence Osman], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 1990, page 51.

“Osman - Bristow [Kenneth Allister Osman],” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 November 1946, page 8.

Obituary, Edmonton Journal, 1 September 2018.

We thank Greg Pool for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2018

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