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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Brown (1906-2002)

Educator, historian.

His teaching career at Winkler School began in 1931, also serving there as Vice-Principal, as well as at the Garden Valley Collegiate prior to retirement in 1971. In 1972, he was named an honourary lifetime member of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society for his 40 years of teaching and contributions to MTS local chapters. He received the Margaret McWilliams Award twice for his work as an historian of the Winkler area, in 1955 and 1975. He was married twice, first to Agatha Dyck (?-1985) with whom he had two daughters, and second to Nettie Penner (1907-2003). He died at Winkler on 2 January 2002 and was buried in the Winkler Cemetery.


“Coffee break by Alexander Foot,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 1973, page 3.

“Teachers honor three,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1972, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2002, page 46.

Obituary [Nettie Labun Brown], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 2003, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 February 2018

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