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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Earl Haig School (First Street, Brandon)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

Built in 1928 at the intersection of First Street and Victoria Avenue in Brandon on a design by local architect W. H. Shillinglaw, Earl Haig School commemorated British military officer Douglas Haig (1861-1928), who founded the British Legion and Poppy Day. It closed in June 1988, its remaining students were transferred to King George School, and the building was demolished later that year. The site is now occupied by a residence for senior citizens.

Principals

Period

Principal

1928-1929

John Walter Clarke (c1887-1972)

1929-1930

Frank Benbow Fox (1890-1964)

1930-1931

Wallace Ross Donogh (1887-1968)

1931-1938

William Stanley “Bill” Lockhart (1896-1978)

1938-1958

Tordur “Theodore” Sigurdson (1896-?)

1958-1960

John James “Jack” Hill (1916-1977)

1960-1963

John Saxby “Jack” Oliver (1910-1992)

1963-1966

?

1966-1973

George Pavlin

1973-?

?

?-1988

Ronald Leslie Chalmers

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1928-1929

Miss Jean Doig, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Gladys Nicol, Ermina O. Shier, Miss Kathleen Utting, Miss Florence Wilson

1929-1930

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Jean Doig, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier, Miss Kathleen Utting, Miss Florence Wilson

1930-1931

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Myrtle Evans, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Henry T. Nordin, Ermina O. Shier, Miss Kathleen Utting

1931-1932

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Margaret Creighton, Jean Doig, Miss Myrtle Evans, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Henry T. Nordin, Ermina O. Shier

1932-1933

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Margaret Creighton, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Marjorie Magee, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Henry T. Nordin, Ermina O. Shier

1933-1934

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Margaret Creighton, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Florence M. Levins, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Henry T. Nordin, Ermina O. Shier

1934-1935

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Margaret Creighton, Miss Isabelle Doherty (exchange teacher), Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Florence M. Levins, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Henry T. Nordin, Ermina O. Shier

1935-1936

B. Scott Bateman, Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Margaret Creighton, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Florence M. Levins, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1936-1937

B. Scott Bateman, Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Frances Cater, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Florence M. Levins, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1937-1938

Miss Maude M. Brown, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Frances Cater, Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Roy Lobb, James P. Moore, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1938-1939

J. Irving Bateman, Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Florence Conner, Miss Winifred Dakin (England), Miss Beatrix Graham, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Roy Lobb, James P. Moore, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1939-1940

J. Irving Bateman, Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Florence Conner, Miss Mary M. Cuff, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, James P. Moore, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1940-1941

J. Irving Bateman, Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Florence Conner, Miss Mary M. Cuff, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Fred A. Kirbyson, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1941-1942

Carl Bjarnason, Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Florence Connor, Miss Mary M. Cuff, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Fred A. Kirbyson, Murray Leybourne, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1942-1943

Carl Bjarnason, Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Jean Chapman, Miss Florence Conner, Miss Mary M. Cuff, Miss Janet Everall, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Lillian V. Mummery, Ermina O. Shier

1943-1944

Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Mrs. Wilda Crane Lamoureux, Miss Janet Everall, Joseph Federick, Clem Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Margaret Scharff, Ermina O. Shier, Kathleen Watson

1944-1945

Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Mrs. Anna Brooks, Miss Teena K. Campbell, Miss Janet Everall, Joseph Federick, Clem Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Wilda Crane Lamoureux, Miss Marie McDonald, Ermina O. Shier

1945-1946

Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Miss Janet Everall, Joseph Federick, Clem Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Wilda Crane Lamoureux, Miss Marie McDonald, Ermina O. Shier, Mrs. Myrtle Witherspoon

1946-1947

Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Enid M. Bygott, Miss Janet Everall, Joseph Federick, Clem Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Ermina O. Shier

1947-1948

Miss Muriel A. Bowen, Enid M. Bygott, Miss Ann M. Griddle, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Mathilde L. Maguet, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. Noreen Ross, Ermina O. Shier, Miss Muriel Snowdon

1948-1949

Miss Ann M. Griddle, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Florence Kennedy, Mrs. Wilda Crane Lamoureux, Miss Mathilde L. Maguet, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. Noreen Ross, Ermina O. Shier, Miss Muriel Snowdon

1949-1950

Huntley Cameron, Miss Ann M. Griddle, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Miss Florence Kennedy, Mrs. Elva Leavitt, Miss Mathilde L. Maguet, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Ermina O. Shier

1950-1951

Huntley Cameron, Mrs. Marie Irene Doole, Miss Ann M. Griddle, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. Wilda Crane Lamoureux, Mrs. Elva Leavitt, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Miss Eliza Norgren, Ermina O. Shier

1951-1952

Mrs. Marie Irene Doole, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Miss Eliza Norgren, Ivan Rainey, Miss Mary Ann Rozecki, Ermina O. Shier, Donald S. Summer

1952-1953

Miss Eva Christensen, Robert J. Coates, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Ivan Rainey, Albert Richardson, Miss Mary Ann Rozecki, Donald S. Summer

1953-1954

Miss Eva Christensen, Robert J. Coates, William A. Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Ivan Rainey, Albert Richardson, Miss Mary Ann Rozecki, Mrs. Gladys Quinn

1954-1955

Miss Eva Christensen, Robert J. Coates, William A. Fraser, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Ivan Rainey, Mrs. Margarete Schlichther

1955-1956

Miss Eva Christensen, Robert J. Coates, Miss Gladys A. Hamilton, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Ivan Rainey, Mrs. Margarete Schlichther

1956-1957

Morris M. Bobonas, Robert J. Coates, John Enns, Mrs. Mildred M. McAuley, Mrs. M. Ida Meyers, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Mrs. M. D. Rabe, Ivan Rainey

1957-1958

Carl Anderson, Douglas Crandle, Lionel T. Glaser, Mrs. Helen Hanlin, Mrs. Audrey Lindsay, Mrs. Mildred M. McAuley, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Miss Ruth Rogers

1958-1959

Mrs. Jean Allan, Carl Anderson, Mrs. Helen Hanlin, Roy Holden, Mrs. Eve Hyde, Alex Korzeniowski, Mrs. Audrey Lindsay, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, George Pavlin

1959-1960

Mrs. Jean Allan (grade 8), Mrs. Lillace George (grade 8), Mrs. Hanlon (music), John Hrushowy (grade 9), Miss Velma Kolesar (grade 7, wife of George Pavlin), Alex Korzeniowski (grade 9), Mrs. L. Oliver (French, Latin), George Pavlin (grade 7), Donalvon Simpson (grade 8), Mr. M. Sparrow (grade 7), Mel Swidinsky (grade 8), Bruce Thorkelson (grade 7)

1960-1961

John Saxby “Jack” Oliver (grade 8), ?

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

?

1964-1965

?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

?

1967-1968

Mrs. Bateman (grade 7), Mr. Grambo (modified), Mrs. E. Hood (grade 8), Mr. N. Hyrsak (grade 8), Mr. H. McFadyen (grade 8), Miss Mustard (grade 7), George Pavlin (grade 8), Mrs. Rice (modified), Mrs. Scott, Mr. Sproule, Mr. Szturm, Mr. Thomson (modified), Mrs. R. Wilken (grade 6)

1968-1988

?

Among the other teachers of Earl Haig School was Robert J. Coates.

Photos & Maps

Earl Haig School

Earl Haig School (no date)
Source: Tim Dekker

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84263, W99.93845
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Earl Oxford School (540 Eighteenth Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Haig School No. 1837 (RM of Ethelbert)

Sources:

“List of teachers public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1930.

“All schools to open Monday for fall term here,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1931.

“One addition only to city schools staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1932.

“Some changes on teaching staff of public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1934.

“Schools to open Tuesday for fall term in city,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1935.

“Few changes in teaching staff as all schools in city open Monday morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 29 August 1936.

“Five new teachers on staff of Brandon schools for fall term commencing next week,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1937.

“Teaching staff public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1938.

“Schools staff public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 2 September 1939.

“Seven changes on teaching staff of the public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 September 1940.

“Important changes made in teaching staff for opening schools here Tuesday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1941.

“Elementary and junior high schools open tomorrow for fall term after long holidays,” Brandon Daily Sun, 26 August 1942.

“Eleven new teachers on staff as schools prepare to open for fall term commencing Monday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 August 1943.

The Haig Herald, 1960 [copy provided by Wilma MacMillan]

Brandon Elementary Schools, 1867-1979, Canada-Confederation, Brandon School Division, 1967.

“Students say farewell to old school,” Brandon Sun, 29 June 1988, page 10.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“Twenty years ago,” Brandon Sun, 28 June 2008, page 8.

Earl Haig School, Brandon School Division.

We thank Tim Dekker, Greg Sigurdson, Wilma MacMillan, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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