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Memorable Manitobans: Eleanor Page (1890-1974)


Born at St. Francois Xavier on 10 October 1890, daughter of Aniset Page and Josette Lavalee, she became a nun (taking the name of Sister Marie Ste. Reine) in 1905 and spent most of her life teaching high school, serving as Principal of Inverness School (1920-1937, 1950-1951), Elie School (1937-1944), and Ste. Rose du Lac School (1945-1950). When advanced age and poor health forced her retirement, she continued to provide private lessons for adults. She spent her declining years at the St. Joseph’s Convent then, for the last nine months, at the infirmary of the Grey Nuns Convent in St. Boniface where she died on 27 March 1974. She was buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 10 April 1974, section 2, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 March 2014

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