Memorable Manitobans: Marion Elizabeth Todd Pye (1912-2002)
Born at Carievale, Saskatchewan in 1912, daughter of Margaret and Charles Todd, she attended Waterloo School and Lennox School then the Central Normal School. There, she met and on 3 August 1935 married fellow teacher Stanley F. Pye. They had no children, but taught at several schools in rural Manitoba, including Meadowlea School (1944-1945). She served as the Principal of Eden School (1947-1950, 1952-1957) and Gunton School (1950-1952), later teaching French and Mathematics for several years at the Brandon Collegiate. During this time, she attended evening classes and attained a BA degree from the University of Manitoba, and later a BEd degree. Her final teaching year was at Princess Elizabeth School at Camp Shilo. She died at Deloraine on 11 November 2002 and was buried in the Goodlands Cemetery.
“Pye-Todd wedding took place Saturday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1935, page 7.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1985, page 65.
We thank John Moore for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 October 2019
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