Memorable Manitobans: Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (1906-1984)
Born on a farm near Strathclair on 20 May 1906, daughter of Ella Wilson (1866-?) and Alexander Robertson (1866-?), she became a teacher. She was Principal of Mowat School (1929-1930), Mossey River School (1930-1931), Rosser Village School (1940-1942), Phoenix School (1942-1945), Dugald School (1945), and Grandin School (1946-1951), and teaching at Central St. Paul School (1953-1955).
She taught for many years in the Winnipeg School Division, including at Lansdowne School (1955-1957), Earl Grey School (1957-1965), and John M. King School (1965-1969), with the 1955-1956 school year being split half days between Landsdowne and Faraday School (1955-1956) along with the 1967-1968 school year between John M. King School and Alexandra School.
On 1 August 1929, she married Oliver James Arthur Redpath (1907-?) at Regina, Saskatchewan and they had one daughter, Estelle Redpath. They divorced in October 1970, having been separated for more than three years.
She retired to British Columbia where she died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Sechelt on 27 November 1984.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Winnipeg divorce file (ATG 0009A), #2262/70 - A. M. Redpath & O. J. A. Redpath, GR4927, Archives of Manitoba.
“51 divorces become final,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1970, page 6.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Pioneers of the Mowat School District No. 1232, 1904-1968 [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M73 P10, circa 1968]
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1984, page 60.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 November 2021