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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Edward Clare Durnin (c1903-1974)


Born at Darlingford around 1903, he taught at Budka School (1928-1929) and was Principal of Brunkild School (1930-1931), Rathwell School (1931-1932), Holmfield School (1933-1936), and Oak Bluff School (1936-1937). He moved to Winnipeg in 1944. On 6 October 1932, he married Eva Swartzman (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had two children, George J. Durnin and Diane Durnin. He died at Winnipeg on 16 March 1974 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1974, page 27.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2021

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