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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lister West School No. 2302 (RM of DeSalaberry)

The Lister West School District in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry was organized formally in June 1942, from the division of the former Lister School District into east and west portions. The former school building at this location continued to operate. The school closed in June 1967 and students from this area were bused to Grunthal. The area became part of the Hanover School Division. The schoolhouse and property were sold for $300 to a group of local residents.

Among the teachers who worked at Lister West School through the years were: Eddie Dyck, George Hildebrandt, Henry P. Friesen, Margaret Penner, P. J. Unrau, Dietrich Penner, Dave Wiebe, Susan Guenther, Peter G. Kehler, Elden Funk (1959-1960), John Driedger, George S. Rempel, Peter Krahn, and Pete Sawatsky.

Lister West School after its closure in 1967

Lister West School after its closure in 1967 (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba School Records Collection, GR2656, Hanover School Division Collection #61, Series 2 - n.d. - Lister West School District #2302.

Site of the former Lister West School

Site of the former Lister West School (April 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.32665, W96.85039
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lister East School No. 2223 (RM of DeSalaberry)

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division, 1878-1968 by John K. Schellenberg, Steinbach: The Board of the Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2021

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