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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Butterworth (c1917-1975)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg, he was educated at the United College and the University of Manitoba, receving BA, BEd, and MEd degrees. In 1939, he began a life-long teaching career, at Flin Flon, Manitoba. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War then returned to Winnipeg in 1946. He taught at Machray School and Kelvin High School until 1957. He served as Vice-Principal of Earl Grey School (1957-1962), and Principal of Florence Nightingale School (1962-1965), George V School (1965-1968), and the Adult Education Centre (1968-1974). Prior to his death, he was Assistant Deputy Superintendent of the Winnipeg School Division. He served as Secretary of the Manitoba Educational Association (1959-1962) and wrote a history of the organization for his MEd degree. He died at his Winnipeg home, 469 Montrose Street, on 11 May 1975 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1975, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2015

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