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Memorable Manitobans: Stewart Gibson Dack (1910-1969)


Born at Winnipeg on 1 April 1910, son of of Stewart Dack (1866-1932) and Margaret Murray (1879-1951), and brother of John Edward Dack, he attended St. John’s High School and St. John’s College and graduated with a BA (1935). He joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and was Principal of Knowles School (1937-1939) and a teacher at Machray School (1945-1946), Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1946-1947), and St. John’s High School (1947-1964), where he was notably involved with their soccer program and retired in 1964. He married fellow St. John’s College graduate and teacher Gladys Marjorie Barr (1913-1989); the couple had no children. He died of a lengthy illness at the Grace Hospital on 30 July 1969 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Degrees, prizes to be awarded at convocation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1935, page 1.

“Southeastern teachers hold social event [Gladys M. Barr],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1935, page 15.

“St. John’s Tech is soccer citadel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1951, page 18.

Obituary [Mark Barr], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1960, page 5.

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1969, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1969, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2016

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