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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Alexander Henderson (1920-1993)


Born at Jubbulpore, India around 1921, he grew up in the United Kingdom and earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Cambridge. During the Second World War, he saw service in the Tank Corps of the British Army before transitioning to an Intelligence Officer with the British Foreign Service. Following the war, he entered the field of education and taught in the UK before immigrating to Canada. In Winnipeg, he attended the University of Manitoba earning a BPaed degree (1956). He served as the Principal of Ashern School (1953-1954), Whitemouth School (1954-1955), Durban School (1956-1959), Winnipegosis School (1959-1960), MacGregor School (1960-1961), and McAuley Collegiate (1962-1968). He also taught in Saskatchewan prior to retirement. He died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 25 January 1993 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


“Degrees, diplomas [Bachelor of Pedagogy],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1956, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1993, page C7.

Winnipeg Estate file PR93-01-28762, Gordon Alexander Henderson, Archives of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 January 2017

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