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Memorable Manitobans: David Bruce Huggins (1879-1955)

Educator.

Born at Woodstock, Ontario on 27 November 1879, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1889 and lived at Birtle. He served as Principal at Winnipegosis School, Russell School (1903-1904), Minnedosa School (1905-1906), and Glenboro School (1907-1910) before moving to Winnipeg in 1911. Following a period on the teaching staff of Kelvin High School, he was appointed Principal of the Collegiate Institute for a year (1920-1921) then moved to Norquay School where he remained until his retirement in 1945.

On 29 December 1909, he married Margarite Jean Hossack (?-?). They had a daughter, Donalda M. Huggins. One of his hobbies was the management and direction of the Pala Camp at Minaki, Ontario, which he operated for 30 years. He was a member of Westminster United Church, Masons (St. John’s Lodge No. 4), and Granite Curling Club.

He died at Winnipeg on 2 December 1955 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“D. B. Huggins, former Norquay principal, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1955, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

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