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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burdette School No. 163 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Burdette School District was organized formally in September 1882 and a one-room school building operated at this location in the Rural Municipality of Birtle. It closed in December 1958 and the remaining students went to Birtle Consolidated School No. 132. The building was moved into Solsgirth and renovated into the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. A model of the school building and a fieldstone monument commemorate it at the original site.

An honour roll for students of Burdette School killed during military service in the Second World War is displayed at the Birtle Legion Branch #55.

Among the teachers who worked as Burdette School was Eileen Dutkywich (1954-1955).

Burdette School

Burdette School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 57.

Burdette School commemorative monuments

Burdette School commemorative monuments (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Burdette School building, renovated into Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Solsgirth

The former Burdette School building, renovated into Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Solsgirth (March 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Burdette School honour roll

Burdette School honour roll (March 2020)
Source: Jean Fouillard

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.41779, W100.92666
denoted by symbol on the map above

Second World War Casualties




Birth Date

Death Date

Frederick Lloyd Butcher

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer


24 May 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)


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.

Obituary [Eileen Kathleen Mazur], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 2021.

We thank Jean Fouillard for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 20 March 2021

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