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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Snelgrove Dotten (1908-1977)


Born at Gladstone in August 1908, son of Isa Snelgrove and James Dotten, he was educated at Gladstone School and the University of Manitoba (BA, BEd, MEd). He taught at Shell River and South Transcona before joining the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division in 1932. He was a teacher at King Edward School and St. John’s High School (1938-1948), and a Principal of River Heights School (1948-1954), Montrose School (1954-1962) and John Dafoe School (1962-1973). He retired in 1973.

He was a member of the University of Manitoba Education Alumni Association, Men Principals Club, Winnipeg Council of the International Reading Association, and he served on the Executive Council of the Winnipeg Council for Exceptional Children and Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. In 1977, in recognition of his service to education in Manitoba, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal and the Samuel Laycock Memorial Award.

He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 26 September 1977.


Birth registration [Victor Snelgrove Botten], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 1977, page 67.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 August 2016

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