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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Wesley “Moe” Cryderman (1909-1991)


Born at Morden on 4 January 1909, son of Norman Cryderman (1891-1951) and Margaret Galbraith (1890-1951), he taught school at Hythe School (1928-1929) and at Dauphin and Roblin before serving as the Principal of Starbuck School (1950-1952), San Antonio School (1952-1958), Fisher Branch School (1958-1959), Miami School (1959-1961), Pine River School (1961-1965), and Austin Collegiate (1965-1968). On 6 May 1932, he married teacher Dorcas Mae Berry (1908-1993) at Dauphin. He was a candidate for the Dauphin constituency in the 1945 and 1949 provincial general elections. He retired to Pine Falls in 1968 where he lived until moving to Edgewater, British Columbia in 1987. He died there on 1 October 1991.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1991, page 45.

Obituary [Dorcas Mae Cryderman], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1993, page 33.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 January 2021

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