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Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2020

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(nee BEATTY)

1927 – 2020

On Friday April 17, 2020 at Golden Links Lodge in Winnipeg, MB, Virginia Andrew, 93, formerly of Morden, MB went to her eternal rest.
Virginia began her career as a teacher in Emerson, followed by Morden and Winnipeg. She inspired many students and teachers during the course of her career as an educator, primary school principal and as an Assistant Superintendent in the Fort Garry School Division (now called Pembina Trails School Division). If anyone asked Virginia what she did, she would always say "I am a high school math teacher." She loved teaching high school math. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues.
She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Dona Lee (Roger), as well as her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Alvin; daughter Maureen and grandson Robbie.
Due to covid restrictions, a graveside service was delayed and took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Darlingford Cemetery.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • May I please express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Andrew. Mrs. Andrew was my grade 11 and Grade 12 math teacher. I can honestly say that she was the most influential person in my life. I was lost in school and then I was found by Mrs. Andrew in in high school at Vincent Massey Collegiate. Until then I was completely lost in school but through her patience and skill, I, and other students like me, finally found our way. I finally learned how to learn. I have not forgotten how Mrs. Andrew made learning such a wonderful experience. I am certain that I never would have been able otherwise to be able to earn a number of university degrees and enjoy a lifetime of continuous learning in my profession without her caring guidance. Thank you, Mrs. Andrew, you were more than just a high school math teacher to me, you were a star! I will never forget you. Clark Dalton Q.C., former student, Edmonton - Posted by: Clark Dalton (Grateful Student) on: Apr 28, 2022

  • I Was Very Fortunate To Have Known Mrs. Andrew At Crane School. She Was The Principal In The Late 60's And Was Very Kind And Friendly. She Allowed Me To Keep My Pet Garter Snake At School For An Entire School Year. Our Science Project Was All About Snakes That Year. Thank You Mrs. Andrew For All The Wonderful Things You Did For Everyone. R.I.P. - Posted by: Jeff Holden (Student) on: Apr 16, 2022

  • Mrs. Andrew was my Computer Science teacher at Vincent Massey Collegiate in 1968. That was the first Computer Science class to be offered in the high school, and I believe that Mrs. Andrew had to do some “up front” learning herself, in order to be able to teach the course. She was such a smart, energetic and encouraging teacher, always so interested in her students and open to new ideas and discussions. It was the era before the personal computer. We had to punch holes in computer cards to create our programs, and Mrs. Andrew had to take our materials out to the University so they could be processed there, by the mainframe computer. This she did, with great enthusiasm. An inspiring and very memorable teacher! - Georgia Klass, former student - Posted by: Georgia Klass (Former student) on: Apr 16, 2022

  • I was lucky enough to have Virginia as my next door neighbour at Dakota Collegiate in its first years of operation. These were my first years of teaching and Virginia was a tremendous support to me - not only with helpful suggestions but also with a warm sense of humour to offset my concerns. Though that was almost 60 years ago, the memory of her kindness remains. - Posted by: Rosemary Rawnsley (Fellow teacher) on: Apr 16, 2022

  • Mrs. Andrew was a wonderful principal and creative teacher. She created hands-on sessions for teaching the metric system that really engaged our minds and hands- always good when dealing with elementary students! She was a bright star that shared her light, talents and fairness for us at Crane School. - Posted by: Louise Buelow-Smith (student at Crane School) on: Apr 16, 2022

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