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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Eugene Hughes (?-1978)


Born at Elm Creek, he was educated at Minitonas School, Swan River School, Dauphin Normal School, and the University of Manitoba, where he earned BA and BEd degrees. He taught at Brickburn School and The Pas School before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, serving as Flying Officer (1940-1945). In 1944, he married Ruth Mary Todd (c1917-2003) at Toronto, Ontario and had two children, one of whom was Bruce Hughes (c1947-2006). Following his military discharge, he returned to teaching in Winnipeg at General Wolfe School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. He went on to be Vice-Principal of Cecil Rhodes School (1957-1961), and Principal of Sir John Franklin School (1961-1964) and Arborg Collegiate (1964-1970), after which he retired. He was a member of Westwood United Church, Assiniboine Masonic Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion, President of the Flying M Track and Field Club, and he volunteered at the Manitoba Youth Centre. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 361 Lindsay Street, on 6 July 1978 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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

“School Board announces 11 changes in principals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1961, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1978, page 27.

Obituary [Ruth Mary Hughes], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 2003, page B6.

Obituary [Bruce Hughes], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 2006, page 21.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 May 2014

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