Pawson, Ruth (1908–94)

A career educator and prolific landscape artist, Ruth Pawson was born in Ontario in 1908 and moved with her family to the prairies in 1912. Educated at the Regina Normal School, Pawson taught primary school for four decades, including two years as a teacher for the Department of National Defence in Germany. She was also an accomplished artist who studied at Emma Lake and the Banff School of Fine Arts. In 1976, the Regina Public School Board named an elementary school in her honour. For her varied contributions to the province, Ruth Pawson received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1993. She died on April 14, 1994.

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