Pauline Forrest (1915-2014) was a leader in Elementary Education from the year she graduated from the Provincial Normal School in the early 1930's continuing even after she officially retired from active work in 1981, a period of over 46 years.
She attended Broadway School and graduated from Woodstock High School for her public education.
After teaching in several rural County schools she returned to Broadway School and taught there for 14 years, serving as principal for the last 10.
In 1964 she was appointed Supevisor of Schools for Carleton County and after the Equal Opportunity Reorganization in 1967 she became Supevisor of Elementary Education for School Districts 28 and 29.
Possessing a keen sense of humour, a zest for life, a love of adventure and a positive outlook on life combined with a keen professional sense, she is remembered for her wise counsel, loyalty and generous nature.
She was a strong advocate for literacy; and knowing from her own experience of good books, she was forever encouraging children to read. As well, she was a local historian often called upon to provide information about past events and individuals in her community.
During her entire life she was a faithful member of the Woodstock Baptist Church and active both in her church and her community.
Pauline was the mother of two children; a daughter, Carole McLennan, Fredericton, and a son, David Forrest, Woodstock. As well, she was grandmother to three grandchildren and great grandmother to four great-grandchildren. One of five daughters and three brothers, she passed away on June 4, 2014, in her 99th year. A truly distinguished Educator.