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Memorable Manitobans: Guy William John Costley (?-1988)


Born at Oak Lake, eldest son of of R. F. Costley, he attended Oakwood School and graduated from the University of Manitoba (BA, 1948) and entered the field of education. He served as the Principal of Brookdale School (1951-1952), Newdale School (1952-1954), and was Vice-Principal of Harold Edwards School (1962-1970). On 12 April 1952, he married Harriet Elizabeth McQuarrie (?-2010) at Brookdale United Church and they had two sons. He died at Portage la Prairie on 8 August 1988.


“Four scholarship winners at Oak Lake,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 November 1940, page 6.

“Oakwood Memorial Scholarship awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 1942, page 2.

“Arts has largest number of graduates,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1948, page 6.

“Newlyweds on trip south,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1952, page 18.

Portage la Prairie estate file PR88-03-00114 [Guy William John Costley], Archives of Manitoba.

Portage la Prairie estate file PR10-03-00654 [Harriet E. Costley], Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 February 2016

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