Historic Sites of Manitoba: Angus School No. 1487 (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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The Angus School District was organized formally in February 1909 and a school building was erected at Angusville in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The original building was enlarged and later replaced by the present structure. In 1968, it became part of the Pelly Trail School Division. Closed as of 1979, the building appears vacant.





Christina Mary McRostie Sinclair (1893-1979)


Victor Harvey Hugo (1888-1972)


Ernest Harvey Reid (1903-1956)


Henry Benjamin Bees (c1886-1968)


Clarence Eric Tibbatts (1904-1979)


Lorne O. Tyndale


Lewis C. Turley


Teresa Moloney (1899-1983)


John Peter Tutkaluke (1914-1994)


Martin Dmytro Chalaturnyk (1920-2011)




John Peter Tutkaluke (1914-1994)


A. Kiliwnik


L. Wasilka


A. McTaggart


M. A. Kiliwnik


Among the teachers of Angus School were Albin Lucki (late 1930s), Minnie Karasiewich (1936-1942), and Peter Melnyk (1950s).

Photos & Coordinates

Angus School

Angus School (circa 1910)
Source: Education Department Report, 1910, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The original Angus School

The original Angus School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 126.

Front view of the former Angus School building

Front view of the former Angus School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rear view of the former Angus School building

Rear view of the former Angus School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.73335, W101.02044
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Creek Centennial Monument (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)


“Six Manitobans are casualties,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1942, page 1.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

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

Obituary [Peter Melnyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2022.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2022

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