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Memorable Manitobans: Rachel Margaret “Rae” Scott (1906-2000)


Born at Winnipeg on 18 January 1906, daughter of John Scott and Elizabeth Matheson, great-granddaughter of Duncan McRae and sister of Caye Scott, as a young child she moved with her family to a farm near Portage la Prairie. She attended Rob Roy School, Portage Collegiate Institute, Portage la Prairie Normal School, and the Central Normal School. She later obtained three degrees from the University of Manitoba.

She began a long teaching career at Lillesve (near Lundar), and later worked at Edwin School, Carberry School, Moosomin (Saskatchewan), and Sturgeon Creek School (Principal, 1928-1930). She then joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, working in several elementary and junior high schools. She concluded her career as Principal of Fort Rouge School (1954-1958), Inkster School (1958-1962), and Robert H. Smith School (1962-c1970). During the Second World War, she worked as a meteorologist with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

She died at Winnipeg on 2 April 2000.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 2000, page 36.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2022

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