Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Herbert Hoole (1889-1991)
Born at Leeds, England in 1889, he came to Canada in 1914 and, after completing teacher training at the Normal School in Winnipeg, he taught in rural Manitoba, later becoming a Principal of schools in Clanwillam (1915-1918), Rapid City (1918-1920), and Shoal Lake (1920-1924). He joined the Winnipeg School Division in 1924. Earning his BA and MA from the University of Manitoba, he taught at Kelvin High School (1929-1933) and Daniel McIntyre High School (1924-1929, 1933-1945) then he became Principal of General Wolfe School (1945-1955).
Retiring from the Winnipeg School Division in 1955, he joined the English Department at St. John’s College and lectured there until 1968, becoming a fellow of the college. He also developed an English program for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and lectured there and compiled and wrote a textbook Fundamentals of Clear Writing which has become a text in several schools and colleges across Canada. The Institute of Chartered Accountants honored him in 1954, when he was made an honorary C.A. He was active in the Manitoba Teacher’s Society and became Editor of the Society’s monthly magazine in the late 1930s. He was President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1940-1941). He also took part in Little Theatre productions and had his own radio program on CBC from 1935 to 1936, also being in demand as a public speaker.
He died at Winnipeg on 30 March 1991.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Principals appointed for city schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 June 1945, page 4.
The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 6 April 1991, page 42.
This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.
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