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Memorable Manitobans: Sidney Foreman (1879-1949)

School board member, legislative official, veteran.

Born at Ramsgate, England on 18 March 1879, he came to Manitoba around 1909 and settled in Winnipeg. In 1913, he joined the school board staff, which he served for 31 years. He retired from the school board in 1944 with the position of chief attendance officer. Also employed as a deputy Sergeant-at-Arms at the Legislature, he was serving his third session at the time of his death.

He served with the 44th Battalion in the First World War, returning to Winnipeg in 1917. A past master of St. John’s Lodge, AF & AM, and a member of the Scottish Rite, he also belonged to the St. James Anglican Church and was on its vestry for several years. He and his wife shared five children: Mrs. Theo H. Garvie, Mrs. Charles MacPherson, Sidney Foreman, Albert Foreman, and Errick Foreman.

He died at Grace Hospital (Winnipeg) on 18 April 1949, after a brief illness.


Soldiers of the First World War – CEF records, Library and Archives Canada.

“Legislative official dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 93]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 24 July 2010

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