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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Helen Simpson (1910-1990)

Educator.

Born at Brandon on 17 September 1910, daughter of Halley Simpson and Helen McMillan, during the First World War the family moved to the Cromarty district and established a farm. In 1929, she began teaching at Clemenceau School, later receiving a teaching certificate at the Winnipeg Normal School. During the 1930s, she taught at Goose Lake School and served as the Principal of Tummel School (1934-1940). In September 1940, she married farmer Stewart Inglis (1908-1983). They operated the Inglis family farm until 1957 when she returned to teaching at the Roblin Collegiate and later at Inglis Collegiate (1963-1967). She retired in 1971 and moved to Vernon, British Columbia. She died at Enderby, British Columbia on 2 September 1990. She was buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Vernon.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary [Stewart Inglis], Roblin Review, 16 November 1983, page 6.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Roblin Review, 18 September 1990, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2014

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