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Ermina Olive Shier

Female 1903 - 1990  (87 years)


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  • Name Ermina Olive Shier 
    Born 24 Mar 1903  R. M. of Miniota, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Sep 1990 
    Person ID I03640  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2020 

    Father Jessie Samuel Shier,   b. 26 Apr 1873, Kirkton, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1947, Crandall, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Anne Jane Hollingshead,   b. 20 Nov 1868, Kirkton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1933, Crandall, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1897  Perth County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Memorable Manitobans: Ermina Olive Shier (1903-1990)
      Born at Crandall on 24 March 1903, daughter of Jesse Shier and Ann Jane Hollingshead, she attended Carlingville School and later Crandall High School. She took her teacher training at Brandon Normal School under the instruction of B. J. Hales. Her first teaching position was at Oak River School (1924-1926), then at Goose Lake School, Pipestone School, and Belmont School. She was among the first teaching staff at Earl Haig School in Brandon, beginning when the school was built in 1928, until 1951. For two and a half years during the Second World War she was stationed with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service in Halifax and Newfoundland. Returning to Manitoba after the war, in 1951 she transferred to Park School (Betty Gibson School) in Brandon. She retired from teaching in 1964. She was a member of the Brandon Business and Professional Club, Canadian Club, Westman Retired Educators Group, and Knox United Church. She died at Brandon on 19 September 1990 and was buried in the Crandall Cemetery.


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