History of Francophone Education in Western Canada

Sisters of Charity of Montreal Gray Nuns and Francophone Education

Soeurs Grises ou Soeurs de la Charité de MontréalCATHOLIC WOMEN RELIGIOUS ORDERS (NUNS) WHO TAUGHT IN BILINGUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN FRANCO-ALBERTAN COMMUNITIES BEFORE 1940

Soeurs Grises ou Soeurs de la Charité de Montréal
(Grey Nuns or Sisters of Charity of Montreal)

LEGAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1738
Location: Section 2, Township 57, Range 25, W 4 Meridian, Legal, AB
This school district was established December 14, 1907. The Soeurs Grises arrived in Legal in 1920 and opened a boarding school and a convent in 1923 (Couvent du Sacré-Coeur). The preliminary list in this section identifies the names of 13 Soeurs Grises who taught in the Legal S.D. No. 1738 before 1940.

Soeur Arcand Educated in St. Albert and Legal, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 173 (1938-1939)

Soeur Belley Educated at Legal, AB, attended the Calgary Normal School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1934-1939)

Soeur Blanchette Educated in Gaspésie, PQ, and studied with the Fidèles
Compagnes de Jésus, Lafond, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1938)

*Soeur Corriveau

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928)

*Soeur Costello

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928)

Soeur Germaine Côté Studied with the Soeurs Grises, attended the Calgary Normal
School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928-1933; 1937-1939) Principal (1928)

Soeur Grégoire Studied with the Soeurs de l’Assomption de Spencer, Mass., attended
the Calgary Normal School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1925-1936) Principal

Soeur Laforce Educated in Legal, AB, and at the Separate School 103e Street,
Edmonton, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1937)

Soeur Langlois Studied with the Soeurs de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame, St. Jean
d’Iberville, PQ

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1930-1934) Superior

Soeur Lapointe B.A. Université de Montréal and in 1936 was preparing her M.A.

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1936-1938)

Soeur Lemire Studied with the Soeurs de Jésus-Marie, Gravelbourg, SK, and attended
Normal School in Saskatchewan.

Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1931-1938)

Soeur Marguerite Marie Côté

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1939) Principal

Soeur Métivier

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1938-1939) Superior

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