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Memorable Manitobans: Eldon Irwin Isherwood (1920-1990)

Educator.

Born at Watrous, Saskatchewan on 14 May 1920, the youngest son of William D. Isherwood (1870-?) and Delia Emily Nobel (1879-?), he attended the University of Saskatchewan and attained a BEd degree (c1954). On 25 November 1948, he married Elinor Hope Zaharychuk (1925-2013) at St. Vladimir and Olga Church in Winnipeg. They had two children and resided at Flin Flon before returning south where he became the Principal of Tyndall School (1953-1954). He later taught at Pine Falls School (1958-1960) and at Jefferson Junior High School (1960-1961) in West Kildonan and Salisbury School (1961-1963) in East Kildonan. They later moved to Trail, British Columbia where he died on 9 January 1990.

Sources:

Birth registration [Earl Ira Isherwood], Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Newlywed pair plan to reside at Flin Flon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1948, page 11.

“Tyndall [Mr. Eldon Isherwood],” Springfield Leader, 7 September 1954, page 1.

Obituary [Elinor Hope Isherwood], Trail Times, 26 October 2013.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 December 2021

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