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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Alywin “Andy” Anderson (1907-1972)

Educator.

Born at Myrtle on 24 August 1907, he was educated at Myrtle School, Brandon Normal School, and the University of Manitoba (BA, BEd). He taught at Kane School (1927-1929), Debonair School (1930-1931), and Glenboro School (?-?), and was Principal of Sperling Consolidated School (1934-1940). In 1940, he came to Winnipeg and joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at General Wolfe School (1940-?).

During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and taught at Gordon Bell High School (1945-1954) before becoming its Vice-Principal (1954-1955) and later at Daniel McIntyre High School before spending a period of time at Forest Hill High School near Toronto. After his return, he was Principal of the Collegiate Department of Lincoln School (1959-1960) and Principal of Westwood Collegiate (1960-1970). From 1970 to 1972, he worked as an educational consultant at Toronto.

He served as President of the Strathcona Curling Club (1955-1956).

He died at his Winnipeg home, 784 Elm Street, on 27 October 1972 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Westwood head a curling man,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1964, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1972, page 27.

Westwood Collegiate, 1960-1974: A History by Westwood Collegiate, St. James Assiniboia School Division, 1974.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2022

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