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Memorable Manitobans: Emily Marjorie Shaw (c1915-2009)

Educator.

Born in England around 1915, daughter of George Dickinson Shaw (1887-1954) and Alice Gertrude Call (1884-1956), the family immigrated to Canada around 1929. She attended the University of Manitoba earning BA (1941) and BEd (1954) degree. She taught at Pinkham School (1944-1949) and Norquay School (1950-1955) prior to serving as Principal of Shaughnessy Park School (1955-1959), Alexandra School (1960-1966), and Clifton School (1966-1969). She retired to Brockville, Ontario and died there on 28 August 2009 with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

Sources:

“[John Leslie Shaw],” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1940, page 19.

“Engagements [Dr. J. Leslie D. Shaw],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1941, page 8.

“Graduation [Diplomas in Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1941, page 8.

“University lists 940 for Degree , Diplomas, Awards [Bachelor of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1954, page 3.

Obituary [George Dickinson Shaw], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1954, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 2009, page 29.

St. Johns Anglican Cathedral Cemetery [Alice Shaw, George D. Shaw], FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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