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Memorable Manitobans: Iris Mabel Thompson Winning (1939-2017)

Educator.

Born on a farm in the RM of Lansdowne on 22 May 1939, daughter of Vera Viola Schneider (1907-2001) and Walter Thompson (1904-1979), she attended Glenholm School and Arden High School. She attended Teachers’ College then married David B. Winning and they lived on a farm at Rosser and had two children. She completed a BEd degree while teaching, including service as Vice-Principal (1980-1993) and Principal (1993-1995) of Beaumont School. She died at Stonewall on 10 March 2017.

Sources:

“The Vera (Schneider) Thompson Family” in Beyond Third Crossing by Gladstone Rural History Book Committee, 1987, page 287.

Obituary [Vera Viola Thompson], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 2001.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2017.

Obituary, Wojcik's Funeral Chapel.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2021

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