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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Walter “Bob” Cross (?-2008)


Son of Robert McIlroy “Bob” Cross and Jeane Ethelyne Webber (?-2002), he graduated from the Manitoba Teachers’ College (1956) and attained BA (1960), BEd (1961), and MEd (1968) degrees from the University of Manitoba. Within the Winnipeg School Division, he taught at Kent Road School (1956-1961), J. B. Mitchell School (1961-1965), and St. John’s High School (1965-1969), was Vice-Principal of Adult Education Centre (1969-1970) and Elmwood High School (1971-1972), on sabbatical (1970-1971), and Principal of River Elm School (1972-1973). On 2 November 1957, he married Eleanor Stelman at St. Matthew’s Angican Church in Winnipeg on 2 November 1957. He died of cancer at Concordia Hospital on 4 April 2008.


“Engagements [Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Stelman of Pine Falls...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1957, page 20.

“IODE luncheon closes season,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 June 1956, page 20.

“U of M Fall Convocation to present 895 awards [Master of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1968, page 38.

“Two-pronged approach to adult education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1969, page 3.

Obituary [Jeane Ethelyne Cross], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2002.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2008, page 27.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 February 2020

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