Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gonor School No. 1070 (Henderson Highway, RM of St. Clements)

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The Gonor School District operated a school on Lot 190 in the Parish of St. Andrews, in what is now the Municipality of St. Clements. In 1931, the original schoolhouse burned down and a new four-classroom, wood frame building was designed by Winnipeg architect Edgar Prain was built at a cost of about $20,000.





Irene Best


Claude E. Law




William Michael Wall (1911-1962)


Maxim George Wawrykow (1902-1977)


Walter Peter Gay


Felix Tesarski (1916-2010)


Cecil Victor Gunn (1894-1981)


Joseph Charles Flood (1924-2009)


John Leslie Nixon


Edward Earl Skabar


Mervislawa Lakusta


Thaddeus Cecil “Ted” Brune (1896-1973)


The teachers of Gonor School were Jane F. Yernew (1901), Clement E. Taylor (1901), Beatrice E. McColl (1905-1907), Jane Gardner (1907-1908), Frances B. Graham (1907), Gertrude Cook (1908-1909), Ada Arnold (1910), Mary Hodgson (1911), Reginald Bate (1912-1913), Christina Gunn (1913-1915), Felice Heymiearicki (1914), F. J. Marciniw (1915), Irene Best (1915-1916), Catherine D. Pluto (1915-1917), Grace A. M. Reid (1916), Edith May Griffis (1916-1939), Anna H. Muckle (1917), Barbara Eugenie Leger (1917-1939), Annie Lillian Oatway (1911-1921), Vilfridur Holm (1918), Ida Schmok (1920-1922), Myrtle Joyce (1921-1922), Jeanette Vance (1922-1926), Grace J. Buckingham (1922), Mrs. James Beattie (1923), Mary Donalda MacLennan (1923-1925), Beatrice Freedman (1925-1926), Kathleen May Anderson (1926-1931), Alina E. Campbell (1926-1927), lrene Viola Stewart (1927-1929), Maxine Gladys Stewart (1929-1930), Margery Edith Rubelle Reynolds (1931-1934), William Michael Wolochatiuk (1932-1934), Marjorie Fitton (1934-1935), Olive Susan Orth (1935-1963), Anne Delima Todd (1939-1943), Casimir Hollinger (1939-1943), Lillian Augusta Henrikson (1943-1946), Jennie Parker Taylor (1943), Esther A. Bolton (1944), Anne Margaret Zalubniak (1945), Casimir Hollinger (1946), Angela Culligan (1947), Jean Hollinger (1941-1948), Jessie Uswak (1947-1951), Helen Beatuater (1948), E. F. Reinner (1949), Anne Delima Todd (1949-1965), Mrs. Jean Hollinger (1950-1952), Henry Schmidt (1952-1953), Lawrence Russell Neil (1953), Alick Chernick (1953), Mrs. L. J. Dawydiuk (1953-1954), Ted Peterin E. Shabas (1954), Mrs. Eileen L. Robilkaid (1956), Margaret A. Young (1957), Mr. George A. Capar (1957-1959), Margaret Young (1959-1960), Ed Baurrier (1959-1960), Elizabeth Cairns (1960-1964), Nestor M. Podolsky (1960-1963), Eleanor Karalash (1963-1964), N. Perchaliuk (1963-1965), Anthony Swidinsky (1964-1965), and Lena Basiuk (1964-1965).

Photos & Coordinates

Gonor School

Gonor School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 51.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.06925, W96.94797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Prain (1881-1958)


“New school at Gonor will cost $20,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 April 1931, page 14.

“Construction work,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 May 1931, page 23.

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.

East Side of the Red, 1884-1984 by St. Clements Historical Committee, 1984.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Jordan Makichuk, and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2024

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