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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Claude “Gord” Featherstone (1937-2003)

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Gordon Claude “Gord” Featherstone
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Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 4 February 1937, son of Harry Henry Featherstone (c1907-1978) and Armadine Featherstone, he attended St. Edward’s School, Ralph Brown School, Faraday School, and Tec-Voc High School. After working in industry for several years, he acquired his teaching degree and taught at Churchill High School (1964-1967), and R. B. Russell School (1967-c1969) before joining Tec-Voc High School as Vice-Principal (1974-?), of which he was later the school’s sixth Principal (?-1990s). He married Barbara Anne Zeliska at Winnipeg in the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on 13 June 1959. The couple had three sons, one of whom was Daren Featherstone (c1969-1980). He died at his Winnipeg residence on 17 November 2003.

Sources:

“Featherstone - Zeliska,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1959, page 15.

Obituary [Harry Henry Featherstone], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1978, page 38.

Obituary [Daren Anthony Featherstone], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1981, page 26.

“School divisions fear malicious enrolment ‘tips’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1990, page 3.

Winnipeg Estate file PR96-01-39450, Armadine Featherstone, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2003, page B7.

We thank Rob Plouffe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 August 2017

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