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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Alfred Decosse (1928-1977)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Somerset, Manitoba on 13 August 1928, 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 and Treherne School. He was the Principal of Rathwell School (1956-1964) before being appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in 1964. He died suddenly, near Hartney, on 21 November 1977 and was buried in the Somerset Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1977, page 59.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 September 2013

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