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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Victor Gunn (1894-?)


Born at Arden on 19 April 1894, the son of John Robert Gunn (1863-1942) and Ella Jane Cosens (1875-1951) and grandson of Selkirk Settler William Gunn, he attended Salisbury School and high school at Winnipeg prior to becoming a teacher. He was Principal of Bradwardine School (1920-1932), Alonsa School (1940-1941), Glenella School (1941-1947), Gonor School (1948-1951), Ochre River School (1952-1953), Miniota School (1953-1956), and taught at Rossburn Collegiate. On 19 October 1922, he married Hazel Adelle Ogston (1896-1947) in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne, and later remarried to Elizabeth Ann “Peggy” Pickersgill (1908-1992).


1901 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Successful candidates at entrance examinations,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 July 1908, page 7.

“Mrs. C. V. Gunn buried at Arden,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1947, page 18.

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

Bridging the Years, 1879-1967 by the Miniota Women's Institute, 1967.

The Lansdowne Story - “Grain, Gravel, Growth” by A. F. (Dick) McKenzie, 1967.

A View of the Birdtail - A History of the Municipality of Birtle 1878-1974 by Marion Abra, 1974.

Moore family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 September 2020

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