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St. Michael’s (Alert Bay)

 -  1894 -1974

Religious Entity: Anglican

The Anglican Church established a day school at its mission in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1878. It opened a small boarding school there in 1882 and an industrial school in 1894. In 1929, a new building was constructed. The school was known for the arts and crafts produced by the students and the two large totem poles in front of the school building. In 1947, two-dozen children ran away from the school. The subsequent investigation into conditions at the school led to the resignation of both the principal and the vice-principal. By 1969, when the federal government assumed administration of the school, all residents were attending local schools. The residence closed in 1974.

Group photo of students from St. Michaels Alert Bay school
Three students from St. Michaels Alert Bay school
Group of students from St. Michaels Alert Bay school

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Andrea Helen Alfred1965-06-04
Alfred McKay1932-01-01
Douglas BensonNot known
Eva Georgeca. 1944
George L. Humchitt1944-08-30
Jackie Archie JamesNot known
Lucy Gordonca. 1933-01-01
Molly Irene Moon1961-08-23
Mona1902-01-01 – 1903-12-31
Reggie Allan1948-05-20
Samson Edgar1939-05-01 – 1939-09-30
Samson Harris1923-01-12
Sophia Edgar1939-05-01 – 1939-05-31
Thomas Mason1925-09-19
May Nysok1932-04-09