Memorable Manitobans: Vyrna Alice Havard Heggie (1924-1994)
Born in Manitoba in 1924, daughter of Amy Gertrude Snowdon (1894-1961) and Albert Edward Havard (1885-1957), she spent her early years at 26-5-8W (1926) in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. Following teacher training, she worked the Fort Garry School District at Viscount Alexander High School (1950-1951) and within the West Kildonan School District and Seven Oaks School Division at Centennial School (1951-1953) and Edmund Partridge School (1955-1956) prior to serving as Principal of Seven Oaks School (1958-1960), Governor Semple School (1960-1965), and Victory School (1965-c1969). She married Robert Heggie (c1921-1983) by the 1950s and later moved to Toronto, Ontario. She died in 1994 and was buried with her parents at Greenwood Cemetery in Carman.
Birth [Alvin Robert Havard] and marriage [Amy Gertrude Snowdon & Albert Havard] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Warren [Mrs. C. B. Oliver entertained ...],” Stonewall Argus, 13 January 1954, page 4.
Obituary [Albert Edward Havard], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1957, page 14.
Obituary [Amy Gertrude Havard], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1961, page 22.
“Pupils may learn the angles sooner,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 1967, page 3.
Obituary [Joyce Wilson], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1982, page 24.
Obituary [Robert Heggie], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1983, page 51.
Greenwood Cemetery [Carman], BillionGraves.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 June 2022