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Memorable Manitobans: Ervyn Milne Houck (1905-1993)


Born at Hamiota on 7 April 1905, one of seven children of John Houck and Nellie Milne, he attended the Brandon Normal School (1924-25) then taught school for three years near Winnipeg before becoming a teacher in the St. James School Division in 1928. He taught for 22 years at Linwood School while completing a BA degree from the University of Manitoba via summer and night classes. He served as Principal of Bannatyne School (1951-1952), Assiniboine School (1952-1959), and Strathmillan School (1959-1970), retiring in the latter year. In 1940, he married Freda Storm. They had no children. He died at Winnipeg on 3 February 1993 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1993, page 74.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2014

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