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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest George Goodwin (1913-2005)


Born at Brandon on 1 September 1913, son of George Baldwin Goodwin (1872-1941) and Wilhelmina Cooper (c1889-?), he taught school at several sites around rural Manitoba. He was Principal of Moosehorn School (1936-1937), after which he taught at Rossburn School (1927-1938) before starting a lengthy tenure at The Pas School (1939-1958), including terms as Principal (1945-1947, 1952-1957) of The Pas School and Fort William Collegiate (1958-1978). Following his departure, a bursary was established in his name. On 24 July 1945, he married Mary Elizabeth Fraser (?-?) at the Swan River United Church. He died on 13 March 2005.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

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

“Goodwin - Fraser,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1945, page 8.

“Carol Berglund awarded $400 bursary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1963, page 23.

Obituary [George Goodwin], Legacy.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Vaughn Wadelius for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 August 2019

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