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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Harold Charlesworth (1926-2004)

Educator, administrator.

Born in 1926, he attended Kelvin High School and earned a BSc (1950), teaching certificate (1957), BEd (1963), and MEd from the University of Manitoba. He worke as a chemist at Canada Packers before becoming a teacher, serving as Principal of Manitou High School (1959-1965), held in the former Manitou Normal School. He then returned to Winnipeg and taught at Vincent Massey Collegiate prior to joining the Curriculum Branch of the Manitoba Department of Education. He held a variety of senior positions until retirement in 1988. He married Marie Bird around 1947 and had five sons. He died at Winnipeg on 3 June 2004.

Sources:

“Bachelor of Science,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1950, page 3.

“Bachelor of Education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1964, page 27.

Obituary [Edward Harold Charlesworth], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1978, page 50.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 2004, page 14.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 December 2014

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