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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: James Leslie “Jim” Hunt (1953-2006)

Educator, coach.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 August 1953, son of Leslie Thomas Hunt (1910-1960) and Ruth Hunt Wheeler, he grew up in Fort Garry. He attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a degree in Physical Education and Pre-Masters in Education. He taught Phys-Ed at Queen Elizabeth School and Archwood School, after which he became Vice-Principal of Nelson McIntyre Collegiate. He was later Principal of Nordale School (1990s), General Vanier School (?-2004), and Highbury School (2004-c2006). He and his wife, Joanne, had three children. He was active within the community, coaching the Vincent Massey field lacrosse team as well as sports programs at the Victoria-Linden Woods Community Club. He died at Winnipeg on 31 May 2006 and, since 2007, is commemorated by the Winnipeg High School Field Lacrosse League All-Star Game.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Free Press Executive dead at 50,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1960, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 2006, page 42.

“Lacrosse legacy honoured,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 2008, page C5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 May 2015

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