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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Fyfe Cameron (1909-1977)

Educator.

Born at Woodnorth, Manitoba on 25 June 1909, son of Donald D. Cameron and Isabella Allan Brownlee, he attended Virden High School and the University of Manitoba (BEd, MEd). Starting in 1929, he taught at Reston School for four years then was the Principal of Sinclair School (1934-1939) and Elkhorn School (1939-1945). He then taught at Faraday School and the Technical-Vocational School at Winnipeg. In 1955, he moved with his family to San Diego, California and continued teaching until retirement in 1974. He died there on 1 April 1977 and was buried in the Greenwood Mausoleum.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1977, page 46.

Trails Along the Pipestone by RM of Pipestone History Project, 1981, page 727.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2013

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