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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Ethel Simms (c1895-1947)


Born at Bath, New Brunswick, she came to Manitoba around 1922 and taught at various places in rural Manitoba, serving as Principal of Lindal School (1923-1924), High Bluff Village School (1927-1928), Mossey River School (1928-1929), Whitemouth School (1929-1930), and Dominion City School (1930-1931). She later moved to Winnipeg where she conducted the Central Kindergarten, from which she retired in 1945. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 28 April 1947 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1947, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2013

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