Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Alfred DeCosse (1928-1977)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Somerset on 13 August 1928, son of Romeo Antoine DeCosse (1893-1965) and Myrtle Mary Belleville (1902-1970), his childhood was spent at Somerset. He attended the University of Manitoba, receiving BA (1964) and BEd (1966) degrees. He first taught school at Sault Point, Manitoba then worked as an accountant in the Peace River district of Alberta. He returned to teach at Glenboro School (?-?), Treherne School (?-?), Forest School (1949-1952), and Rathwell School (1955). He was the Principal of Rathwell School (1956-1964) before being appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in 1964, based at Brandon. In 1957, he married Marion Sloboda and they had a daughter and a son. He died suddenly, near Hartney, on 21 November 1977 and was buried in the Somerset Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Romeo Antoine DeCosse, Myrtle Mary Belleville], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1977, page 154.
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: 23 March 2023