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Memorable Manitobans: Hilda Grace Sparrow (1906-1999)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 April 1906, daughter of Frank Allen Sparrow and Annie Mary Wheiler, she taught school in Winnipeg for 40 years, serving as the Principal of Chapman School (c1938-1941). During the Second World War, she enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Air Force Auxiliary and was honourably discharged with the rank of Squadron Leader. She died at the Deer Lodge Centre on 15 September 1999 and she was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Women’s airforce auxiliary calls up 11 Winnipeg girls,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1941, page 9.

Obituary [Frank Allen Sparrow], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1967, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2014

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