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Memorable Manitobans: Gary John Comack (?-2013)

Educator.

He grew up in Winnipeg and was educated at Sisler High School and the University of Manitoba (BEd). He joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and worked at Sisler High School, R. B. Russell School, and Kelvin High School. His first administrative appointment was as Vice Principal of Isaac Brock School then he became the Principal at R. B. Russell. In 2007, he received Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award. He later became Principal of the Adult Education Centre where he worked until his death. He was active in the Manitoba Teacher’s Society, Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, and Knox United Church (member of the Board and on Duval Foundation of the latter). He died at St. Boniface Hospital on 20 July 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2014

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