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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Sidney Heys (1903-1979)

Educator.

Born at Neepawa on 2 October 1903, son of Alfred Heys and Emma Hammond, his 33-year teaching career including service as the Principal of Decker School (1927-1931) and Oak River School (1932-1937). He then moved to Winnipeg where he taught for many years, at Faraday School (1937-1943), and serving as Vice Principal of Isaac Brock School (1953-1955), and Vice-Principal (1955-1958) then Principal (1958-1969) of Lord Selkirk School, retiring in 1969. On 13 August 1929, he married Muriel Agnes Beatrice Dudley at Brandon. They had two children. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home on 25 December 1979. He donated his body for medicinal education and was later interred in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1979, page 28.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2022

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