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Memorable Manitobans: George William Chidley (c1908-1972)

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George William Chidley
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Educator.

Born at Salford, England around 1908, he came to Canada as a child. His elementary and secondary education were received at Brandon, and he attended the Brandon Normal School. He taught at several schools in rural Manitoba, including Winnipeg Beach School, Scandia School (1935-1936), Niverville School, and Tyndall School, while receiving BA (1938) and MEd (1949) degrees at Summer Schools of the University of Manitoba. He served as the Principal of Lac du Bonnet School (1940-1942), Balmoral School (1942-1943), and Elphinstone School (1943-1947). He later taught mathematics at the Manitoba Normal School (1949-?) and transitioned to the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, retiring in 1968. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 2535 Assiniboine Crescent, on 22 April 1972 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. He was survived by his widow Nadine Chidley.

Sources:

Normal Lights, 1950 Manitoba Normal School, page 9. [Copy in possession of Gordon Goldsborough]

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1972, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2018

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