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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: John Samuell Dickison (1906-1995)

Educator.

Born at Durham, England in January 1906, son of Adam and Annie Dickison, he came with his family to Canada in 1910 at settled at Brandon, moving to Virden around 1911. After training as a teacher, he taught at Coldwell School (1927-1928), Sandy Lake School (1928), Woodnorth School (Principal, 1929-1931), Kemnay School (1934), and Rapid City School (Principal, 1937-1942). In 1942, during the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Rifles. Following his military discharge, he returned to teaching in the Winnipeg School Division, teaching chemistry at General Wolfe School (1946-1951) and other schools for 25 years. He retired in 1971 and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1978, then to Calgary in 1989. On 31 July 1935, he married Bertha May Gerrier (1911-2003) and they had one daughter. He died at Calgary, Alberta on 17 April 1995.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1995, page 32.

Obituary [Bertha May Gerrier Dickison], Calgary Herald, 14 September 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2015

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