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Memorable Manitobans: Barbara Alice “Barb” Sarson (1931-2020)


Born at Winnipeg on 9 November 1931, daughter of Mary Irene McNair (1895-1984) and Stanley Evan Bowen (1895-1959), she was educated at Bannatyne School and St. James Collegiate before marrying Kenneth George "Ken" Sarson (1928-2013) in 1952. They eventually had four children, and adopted four more children. She attended the University of Manitoba and Brandon University. In 1962, she began teaching in the Winnipeg School Division, at Gordon Bell High School (1962-1969) and Prince Charles School (?-?). She later served as the Principal of Prince Charles School (1976-1989) and Fort Rouge School (1989-1995). She retired in 1995. She died at Winnipeg on 28 September 2020.


Obituary [Mary Irene Bowen], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1984, page 46.

Obituary [Kenneth George Sarson], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 2013.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 October 2020

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