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Memorable Manitobans: Marion Winona Romanche [Romanczycz] Pepper (1912-1991)


Born in Manitoba in 1912, daughter of Dmytro Romanczycz and Eva Romanczycz (?-1956) Romanche, sister of Nita Romanche, she grew up in Winnipeg in a single-parent household, her father having separated from the family in 1920. She attended Aberdeen School and the University of Manitoba’s Arts and Science programs. She was the Principal of Rosser Village School (1932-1933) and taught at Lord Kitchener School in North Kildonan before joining the Winnipeg School Division as a teacher at Faraday School (1938-1941). On 2 July 1941, she married William Ralph Pepper (1907-1987) at Knox United Church. The couple had two children and moved to Calgary, Alberta in the latter 1940s. She reportedly died in 1991.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Entrance examinations in Winnipeg public schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 July 1924, page 3.

“University issues summary showing outcome of tests,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 may 1927, page 8.

“Lord Kitchener holds farewell banquet, dance,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1937, page 4.

“Marion Romanche weds Ralph Pepper in mid-day bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 July 1941, page 11.

“Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pepper,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1941, page 9.

Winnipeg Estate file #52719, Eva Romanczycz, Archives of Manitoba.

Winnipeg Estate file #1534/66, Peter Romanch, Archives of Manitoba.

Death notice [Peter Romanch], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1966, page 10.

Obituary [Ralph Pepper], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1987, page 28.

Passenger and Crew Lists [Honolulu, Hawaii], Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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