Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Antonin “Tony” Duhamel (1919-2003)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at La Broquerie on 7 April 1919, son of Joseph Duhamel and Constance Pierson, he moved to Montmartre, Saskatchewan in 1920 then to Gravelbourg where he graduated from the College Matthew. He subsequently received a BA degree from the University of Ottawa and an BEd degree from the University of Manitoba. He taught in rural schools of Manitoba prior to serving as Principal of Richard School (1949-1952), Kirkfield Park School (1953-1956), and St. Boniface. In 1957, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector based at Eriksdale, later serving in a variety of communities until retirement in 1983. He died at Ste. Anne on 24 November 2003 and was buried in the La Broquerie Cemetery.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“3 teachers join staff of inspectors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1957, page 15.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 2003, page A22.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 April 2015
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