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Memorable Manitobans: Ross Laverne Donald (1907-1992)

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Born at Oberon on 8 August 1907, son of Alexander Donald and Margaret Hodge, he was the Principal of Dugald School (1936-1937), Oak Bluff School (1937-1940), and Miami School (1940-1942) before joining the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division in 1942. There he taught at Faraday School (1945-1948), Gordon Bell High School (1950-1954) and Lord Roberts School (1954-1955), and was the Principal of Isbister School (1955-1957), Carpathia School (1957-1965), and River Heights School (1965-1972). He served as President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (1959-1960) and President of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association (1963-1964). He retired in 1972 and died at Victoria, British Columbia on 21 February 1992.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1992, page C29.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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