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Memorable Manitobans: Norman Gilbert “Norm” Harvey

Educator, school inspector.

Son of Horace Melville Harvey (1892-1982) and Birdie Alice Hepburn (1895-1995) of Rivers, he was the Principal of Wellwood School (1951-1954), Pilot Mound School (1954-1959), and Lynn Lake School (1959-1961). In 1961, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector. He was later Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees and served on the Historical Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. On 12 June 1948, he married Nora Florence Daly (1923-2020) at the Cartwright United Church. In recognition of his community service, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977).


Marriage registration [Horce Melville Harvey, Birdie Alice Hepburn], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Engagement notices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1948, page 12.

Obituary [H. Melville Harvey], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1982, page 37.

Obituary [Birdie Alice Harvey], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1995, page 30.

Obituary [Nora Florence Harvey], Dignity Memorial.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

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