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Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Cutforth (1910-1996)


Born at Gilbert Plains on 30 May 1910, son of Herbert W. Cutforth and Mary J. Price, he was educated at Brickburn School and the University of Manitoba, earning Arts and Education degrees from the latter. He worked as a teacher, serving as the Principal of Elphinstone School (1942-1943), Kelwood School (1943-1951), Swan River School (1951-1957), Pine Falls School (1957-1958), and Selkirk Collegiate (1958-1960). He moved to Brandon in 1960 where he lived until his death, being a teacher at Neelin High School (1960-1961), Vincent Massey High School (1965-1966), and Harrison High School (1968-1970). On 24 December 1949, he married Ruth Dorothea Roberts (1921-2011) and they had four children. He died at Brandon on 15 January 1996 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 17 January 1996, page 8.

Obituary [Ruth Dorothea Cutforth], Brandon Sun, June 2011.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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