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Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Peter Roscoe (1896-1988)


Born in Austria in 1896, he came to Canada in 1915 and became a teacher, serving for 52 years, including at Senkiw School (1918-1919), Seech School (1922-1924), and Corona School (1927-1944). He was the Principal of South Transcona School (1945-1948), Pointe du Bois School (1949-1954), and Springfield School (1954-1958). He retired in 1967. For long-term contributions to the teaching profession in Manitoba, he received the Manitoba Centennial Medal in 1970. On 1 June 1919, he married Mary Andrusko (1903-1974) at Gardenton and they had four children. He died at Winnipeg on 18 September 1988 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Transcona couple married 50 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1969, page 21.

Obituary [Mary Roscoe], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1974, page 78.

Obituary [Helen Roscoe Monty], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1985, page 45.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1988, page 29.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2020

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