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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Brian Deering (1907-2009)

Educator.

Born at Virden on 27 December 1907, son of Daniel Lawrence George Deering (1872-1968) and Sarah Louisa Burden (1872-?), the family moved to Spearhill around 1917, and Winnipeg around 1925. He attended higher education in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BEd degree (1959). His teaching career included schools at Ashern, Winnipeg, and elsewhere, and included service at Polson School (1943-1944) and as a Principal at Oakbank School (1955-1956). On 29 June 1940, he married Lily Elizabeth Mastin (?-1991) at Winnipeg. He retiring from teaching to operate a farm at Ashern for many years. He moved to Winnipeg then returned to the Ashern area, where he died at Eriksdale on 8 October 2009 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Bachelor of Education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1960, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 2009, page 32.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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