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Memorable Manitobans: Roger E. M. Cathcart (1937-2020)

Educator, community activist.

Born at Dauphin on 24 May 1937, son of Tom and Margaret Cathcart, he grew up at Dauphin until, as a teen, he moved to Flin Flon and graduated from Hapnot Collegiate (1955). He worked at Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company for three years then moved to Winnipeg. His training in education was received from the Manitoba Normal School (1959), United College (BA, 1964), and University of Manitoba (BEd, 1966). He had a 33-year career as a teacher in the St. James School Division, including service as the Vice-Principal of Ness Junior High School (1970-1973), and the Principal of Spring Valley School (1974-1979), Bruce Junior High School (1979-1983), Silver Heights Collegiate (1983-1985) and Westwood Collegiate (1988-1993), until retirement in 1993. Active in provincial and federal politics, he helped to organize numerous campaigns and served as President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. He died at Denare Beach, Saskatchewan on 5 August 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2020

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