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Memorable Manitobans: Madge Olwyn Stevens (c1918-2008)

Educator, music teacher.

Born at Winnipeg around 1918, the only child and daughter of Frederick G. Stevens and Emily A. Stevens, she was educated at local public schools, Wesley College, and the University of Manitoba, earning a BA, BEd, and MEd degrees. Further studies were taken at Northwestern University in the USA and at Oxford University and the University of London in England. She joined the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at John M. King School and Greenway School (?-1956), and was Vice-Principal of Lord Robert School (1956-1959) before becoming Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1959-1964). She was a project lead with both the Division’s Adjustment Teacher Service and Major Work Programme, also spending one year on loan to the University of Manitoba as an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education. She received a pipe organ diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and taught school choirs as well as piano and pipe organ. She was an elder of the Greenwood United Church (later McClure United Church, of which she was the organist). She died, unmarried, at the St. Boniface Hospital on 30 April 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 2008, page 26.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 June 2017

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