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Memorable Manitobans: Georgina Ronald “Ina” Samuel (1911-1990)


Born at Falkirk, Scotland in 1911, daughter of Robert McColl Samuel (1880-1926) and Georgina R. Samuel (1885-1986, remarried to A. Roland Simpson), she came to Winnipeg with her family in 1920. During a teaching career of some 40 years, she taught at Norquay School (1931-1934), Luxton School (1935-1936), William Whyte School (1936-1940), and Lord Selkirk School (1940-1941). She served as the Vice-Principal of Machray School (1949-1950), and Principal of Champlain School (1950-1954), Ralph Brown School (1954-1956), Rockwood School (1956-1964), and John M. King School (1964-c1975). At the latter school, she established, at her own expense, a school lunch program for under-privileged children. She died at Gimli on 3 September 1990, unmarried, and was later buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1912 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registration [Robert McCall Samuel], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Asphyxiated by gas from car in garage,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 May 1926, page 1.

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

Obituary [Mary Auld Samuel], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1980, page 61.

Obituary [Georgina Simpson], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1986, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1990, page 7.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2018

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