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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Alice Ostrander (1893-1970)

Educator.

Born in Colchester, England, she became blind at an early age. She attended the Royal School for the Blind, Surrey, and came to Canada with her parents in 1912. During the World War One she used a knitting machine to knit 14,000 pairs of socks and leggings for the troops, winning a special commendation from the Prince of Wales for this effort. In 1918 she was appointed by the CNIB as the first home teacher for the blind in Western Canada, and she continued in this work until her marriage in 1927. She returned to teaching in 1949 after the death of her husband.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 13 April 2008

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