Historic Sites of Manitoba: Flossie School No. 1265 (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

The Flossie School District was formally established in January 1904 and a one-room schoolhouse operated on the northwest corner of NE27-1-23W in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester. Situated near Flossie Lake, from which its name was derived, the wood frame school was used until 1942 when it was replaced. That school operated until June 1966 when it closed and remaining students were bused to Deloraine Consolidated School No. 2448. The fate of the school building is, at present, unknown.

Teachers through the years included the following: H. E. Montgomery, F. Carriere, Ch. Vanderpont, Miss Kelly, Miss Trotter, Miss Gagnon, Miss L. Lively, Mr. Sigurdson, Miss Alice Andries, Miss Donlon, Germaine Geldof, Miss M. Moroske, Nellie Medel, Leona Sheedy, Miss St. Amant, Martha Andries Schoonbaert, Kaye Clarkin, Natalie Beyko, Lillian Urbanowski, W. H. Tierman, Blanche Lesy, Therese Lavoie, Beta Moffat, Dora Huys, Blanche Vercaigne (?-1954), Margaret Vercaigne (1954-1955), Harvey Brown, Mrs. C. Thomas, Mrs. Renwick, Shirley Cannons, Martha Willemen Vercaigne, Mrs. Church, Hazel Muir, Doreen Mirecki, Wanita Neufeld, Sharon Crawthers, and Olga Fosty.

The original Flossie School

The original Flossie School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 88.

The second Flossie School built in 1942

The second Flossie School built in 1942 (no date)
Source: Janice McClelland

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07302, W100.47652
denoted by symbol on the map above


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copy held by Edward M. Ledohowski]

School District Formation Files [Flossie School District No. 1265], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

Deloraine Scans a Century: 1880-1980 by Deloraine History Book Committee, 1980, pages 138-139.

We thank Janice McClelland and Paul Barré for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 February 2023

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