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Memorable Manitobans: Montague Shore (1861-1944)


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 Stuartburn School (1890, 1897), Stoney Creek 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.


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: 11 October 2021

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