Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Maude Bradshaw (1885-1972)
Born at Guelph, Ontario on 31 July 1885, her family moved near Morden in 1891. Her teaching career began at Maple Leaf School (1902), and continued at Deloraine School (?-?), Parkhill School (1904-1905), and Lauder School (1907-1908) before she joined the staff of the Winnipeg School District.
After teaching at Strathcona School (1908-1910), she became Principal of Cecil Rhodes School (1911-1913). She left the employ of the Board in 1913, then returned to teaching at Machray School, from 1914 to 1922, leaving there to become Principal of the newly-opened David Livingstone School. In 1929, she became Primary Supervisor for the District, with special emphasis on the education of handicapped children.
She retired in June 1946 and lived alternately at the University Women’s Club, Florida, and Jamaica. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 25 March 1972 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Aunt to David Bradshaw Stewart.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1972, page 16.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2023