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Memorable Manitobans: James Hugh Cameron (1890-1981)


Born at Carberry on 29 August 1890, five months after his parents arrived from Port Elgin, Ontario, he was educated at Oberon School, high schools at Binscarth and Russell, and the University of Manitoba, receiving Arts and Education degrees from the latter. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, serving at The Somme, Lens, Hill 70, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele where he was severely wounded. He spent two years in hospital then was invalided home, returning to a teaching career in Manitoba.

He served as Principal of Makaroff High School (1925-1931), Grandview Collegiate (1931-1940), six years with the Canadian Legion Educational Services, Emerson School (1947-1951), and seven years with Upgrading for Industry. He was elected President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society in 1940. He retired from teaching in 1969 and lived in St. James. He was a life member of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, and a member of the Masons (Gateway Lodge, Hiram Lodge, Grandview and Prince Rupert Chapter).

He died at Winnipeg on 19 January 1981 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2013

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