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Memorable Manitobans: Montague Shore (1861-1944)

Educator.

Born in Ontario on 12 January 1861, son Richard Boyle Shore (c1837-1898) and Elizabeth Henderson (1838-1927), and brother of Francis Edward Victor Shore, he grew up near Bolton, Ontario and accompanied his family to Winnipeg in 1879. He became a rural schoolteacher, serving at Meadow Lea School (1883-1884), Stuartburn School (1890, 1897), Stoney Creek School (?-?), Balmoral School (?-?), Tamarisk School (1895), Golden Stream School (1908-1909), Woodnorth School (1911-1912), Ross School (1916-1917), Highland School (1917-1918), Woodsworth School (1921-1923), Reaburn School (1923), Elmwood School (?-?), Pleasant Plains School (?-?), and Hodgson School (1926-1928). He was married twice, first to widow Mary McKerchar McNaughton (1857-1923, sister of John Archibald McKerchar and Daniel Willis McKerchar) and second on 25 December 1931 to Lucy Irene Foley (1901-1984). He died at his Winnipeg home, 211 Mayfair Avenue, on 28 July 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Mary Shore], Winnipeg Tribune, 1 October 1923, page 1.

“Shore - Foley,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 January 1932, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 31 July 1944, page 15.

Obituary [Lucy Irene Shore], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1984, page 63.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 October 2022

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