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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase (1901-1984)

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Albert Edward Scrase
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Born at Swan River on 17 February 1901, son of Frank Scrase and Margaret Jane Wark, he taught school in rural Manitoba, including service as Principal of High Bluff Village School (1925-1927), Ethelbert School (1927-1928), Kenville School (1928-c1944) and Smith-Jackson School (1955-1966). He served as President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (1958-1959) and a board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. On 25 July 1929, he married Effie Melba Merle Ross in the RM of Silver Creek. They had three children. He died at Dauphin on 19 January 1984 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1984, page 47.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2019

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