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Near St. Victor in Willow Bunch No. 42, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Gondney School District 3781

 
 
Gondney School District 3781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
1. Gondney School District 3781 Marker
Inscription.  
(top plaque)

Gondney School District 3781
br> Established in June 1916. This school district was named from Goudney, Manitoba. The 'u' being mistaken for 'n'. The school, contracted by Waterman-Waterbury, was built in 1917 one mile west of here, on two acres of NW18-6-29 W2. Purchased from Ernest Des Rosiers for one dollar. Classes began March 11, 1918 with 13 pupils. Two spoke English; others Norwegian, Swedish or French. Teacher Evelyn Holland from New Brunswick received 85 dollars per month. The School closed in 1940 and was sold in 1955 when the board dissolved.

(bottom plaque)

These are the names of the families who were active in organizing and operating Gondney School and whose children attended.

Beauchesne, Berry, Blatchford, Campbell, Cann, Caplete, Des Rosier, Drechsler, Eckert, Emond, Gaudrey, Gravem, Hourie, Lalond, McCrystal, McKinnon, Martinson, Mattson, Nelson, Olsen, Orten, Racicot, Shrigley, Simard, Swendseid, Swenson, Taylor, Weeres, Wittal

Teachers
E. Holland, F, Kennedy, A. Delahey, G. Trumpour, E. McEwen, K. Hunt, R. Brazier, M. McNiel, R.
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McDonald, J. Jamieson, E. Thurn, A. Vicary, A. Walker, O. Gravem, A. Shanko, M.Chaloupka, N. Fredrickson, M. Wittal

Secretary-Treasurers
J. M. McKinnon, J. D. Lalonde, Magny Martinson

Cairn rests on land owned by Wilfred Farwell.

 
Erected 1984 by Gondney School Cairn Committee, Government of Saskatchewan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationImmigrationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1916.
 
Location. 49° 28.578′ N, 105° 53.09′ W. Marker is near St. Victor, Saskatchewan, in Willow Bunch No. 42. Marker is on un-named, un-numbered dirt road, on the right when traveling south. 5 miles east of Rt 2 Red Coat Trail on Maxstone Rd to right (south) on dirt road, 1 ˝ miles to site, on right, 3.4 miles north of St. Victor, opposite Montague Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St Victor SK S0H 3T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Assiniboia Court House (approx. 18.6 kilometers away); The Legacy of Irene Sutherland R.N (approx. 19.9 kilometers away).
 
Gondney School District 3781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
2. Gondney School District 3781 Marker
Gondney School District 3781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
3. Gondney School District 3781 Marker
Gondney School District 3781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
4. Gondney School District 3781 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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