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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Alice Myrtle Whyte (1881-1980)


Born in Ontario on 22 October 1881, daughter of John Whyte and Lucy Ann Stevens, she accompanied her family to Manitoba and became a teacher. Known to others as Myrtle, she joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and became Principal of Florence Nightingale School (1920-1925) and Montcalm School (1925-1935), after which she retired to British Columbia. She died, unmarried, at Kelowna on 13 February 1980 and was buried in Vancouver.


Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“John Whyte, Rapid City pioneer, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1927, page 5.

“Declares Winnipeg children’s singing finest in world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1936, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 February 2016

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