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Memorable Manitobans: George Wesley Denstedt (1896-1979)


Born near Perth, Ontario on 2 June 1896, son of John Denstedt (?-?) and Elizabeth A. Denstedt (1870-1936), at an early age he moved to Brandon with his family. He became a school teacher, teaching at Lansburne School (1919), Boundary School (1919-1920), and and Corrall School (1923), and serving as the Principal at Woodnorth School (1946-1947), Ashern School (1947-1949), Brunkild School (1949-1950), Snowflake School (1950-1951), Lyleton School (1951-1953), Stockton School (1953-1955), East Poplar Point School (1955-1956), Grey School (1956-1957), Roseisle School (1957-1959), High Bluff Village School (1959-1960), and Makinak School (1960-1961). He retired at Makinak in 1962. He died at Ste. Rose du Lac on 8 June 1979 and was buried in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 28 June 1979, page 18.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Pamela Forsyth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2020

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