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Memorable Manitobans: John Edward “Jack” Dawson (c1912-1982)


Born in Chile, he arrived as an infant in Canada with his parents around 1912, spending his formative years at Brandon. On 29 October 1938, he married Margaret Ann “Peggy” McKay (1915-2002, daughter of Albert McKay) at Inglis United Church. The couple had one son. His career in education included service as the Principal of Inglis School (1942-1944), Winnipeg Beach School (1944-1959), and Whytewold Beach School (1959-1960), later also teaching at Gimli before retiring in 1975. He died at his Winnipeg Beach residence, 54 Churchill Road, on 6 July 1982 and was buried in the Winnipeg Beach Cemetery.


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

“Dawson-McKay,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1938, page 13.

“Margaret Anne McKay weds in church bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 November 1938, page 11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1982, page 28.

Obituary [Margaret “Peggy” Dawson], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 2002, page C11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 September 2016

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