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Fort George Roman Catholic (Residence Couture)

 -  1937 -1981

Religious Entity: Catholic

The Fort George Roman Catholic residential school (or the Ste. Therese de l’Enfant Jesus school) was established in 1937 on an island in the mouth of the Fort George (now the La Grande) River. Enrollment jumped to nearly eighty in the 1950s, and the school was overcrowded by the 1960s. In 1971 responsibility for the school (but not the residence, which was renamed the Couture Student Residence) was transferred to a provincial school board. By 1979 the residence had been transferred to a local school authority.

Students washing hands at Fort George Roman Catholic school
Students in desks at Fort George Roman Catholic school
Two people fixing machine at Fort George Roman Catholic school

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Charlotte Sandy1947-07-11
Henriette Myopa1947-07-07
Joseph Georgeskishca. 1939
Mina Neroca. 1944
Minnie Natwapinashkam1937-02-20
Stewart Spencerca. 1937