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Memorable Manitobans: Gwendoline May Lee “Gwen” Stewart (c1918-2007)


Born at England around 1918, the daughter of George Lee and Mary Ann Lee (?-1986), she attended Teachers College in England and met her husband during the Second World War. She moved to Canada in 1944 and attended university. The couple had two children but later divorced. She lived in Winnipeg where she worked as an educator for 31 years, starting as a teacher at Seven Oaks School (?-1953) in the West Kildonan School District No. 8, and later as Principal of Seven Oaks School (1960-1982) in the Seven Oaks School Division. She died in Winnipeg on 14 January 2007 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


“If someone was sick, I got a desk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1982, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 2007, page C15.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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