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Memorable Manitobans: John Jaman (1932-2013)


Born on a farm near Sundown on 23 August 1932, son of John E. Jaman (1891-1970) and Anasia “Anna” Chobotar (1895-1986), brother of Lily Jamon, he attended Somme School, Sundown School, and St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, graduating in 1951. He attended the Manitoba Teachers’ College and later received BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He began his teaching career at Arbakka School (1949-1950). In 1955, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at several elementary schools, including Brock Corydon School (1964-1967). He served successively as the Principal of Montcalm School (1967-c1970), Robert H. Smith School (?-?), and Carpathia School (1982-1992) until retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Masons (Ancient Landmark Lodge), and Khartum Shriners. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 14 July 2013.


Obituary [John E. Jaman], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1970, page 34.

Obituary [Anna Jaman], Steinbach Carillon, 9 July 1986, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 2013.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Kirby Jaman, and Deirdre Macdonald for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2019

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