Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stoney Creek School No. 133 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Stoney Creek School was established in December 1881 and closed in 1950, being formally consolidated into Neepawa School No. 126 in January 1967. The school building was moved to Neepawa in 1964, where it is displayed at the Lions Riverbend Park (N50.23086, W99.45844). A stone monument remains at its former site in the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford.

The teachers of Stoney Creek School were John Edwards (1881-1882), Agnes MacLean, J. R. Steep, Montague Shore, William Hamilton, Barbara McIntosh, Addie McFadden, Janet Connell, C. W. Mathers, Thomas Morrison, Jasper Halpenny (1888-1889), Robert McMurchy, B. Partington, William Little, Martha Hamilton, Rachel Taylor, Eva Leach, Joseph Little, Edna McGill, Hugh McKenzie, Miss Ruttan, Barbara Stratton, Alfred Bell, Eleanor Clare, Elizabeth Graham, Lily Rutledge, Mae Reid, Edith MacKay, Dorris Taylor, Phoebe Black, Edith Burgess, Lottie Irwin (1916), Ena Walker (1917), Elsie Ritchie (1918), Mary Aitchison (1919), Margaret Arthur (1919), Kathleen Hughes (1920-1922), Irene Beddome (1922), Mary Scott, Elizabeth Chisholm (1923-1924), Katherine Smith (1924-1925), Ena Eldred (1925-1927), Florence Pederson (1927-1928), Elizabeth McLean (1928-1929), Mary Marshall (1929-1930), Florence Miller (1930-1931), Alma Townsend (1931-1932), Leita Valens (1932-1935), Thelma Muir (1935-1936), Marjorie Udey (1936-1937), Minnie Douglas (1937-1939), Ethel Hennan (1939-1940), Edith Jackson (1940-1942), Margaret Armstrong (1942-1943), Alice Robertson (1943-1946), Muriel J. Alexander (1946-1947), Marion Green (1947-1948), Lila Montgomery (1948-1949), and Anna Gray (1949-1950).

Stoney Creek School

Stoney Creek School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 45.

The former Stoney Creek School building

The former Stoney Creek School building (August 1966)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Neepawa 9.

The Stoney Creek School Building in Neepawa’s Lions Riverbend Park

The Stoney Creek School Building in Neepawa’s Lions Riverbend Park (August 2012)
Site Location (lat/long): N50.23086, W99.45844
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Stoney Creek School commemorative monument

Stoney Creek School commemorative monument (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22553, W99.52236
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Stoney Creek School
Manitoba History, Number 6, Fall 1983


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.

“Spring rains bring shower of notes from readers” by Penny Ham, Brandon Sun, 2 May 1990, page 21.

First Century of Langford, 1891-1991 by Langford Centennial History Committee, 1990, pages 63-65.

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

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2021

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