Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Arthur Johnson (1910-1967)
Born at Winnipegosis on 10 July 1910, he was educated at Winnipegosis School and Brandon Collegiate. He taught school at various places in rural Manitoba starting at a country school near his home. He was the Principal of Justice School (1940-1941), Isabella School (1941-1943), and Holmfield School (1943-1959).
He lived at Holmfield, where he was a member of the Holmfield Players that put on plays to entertain surrounding towns from 1948 to 1958, to the end of his life. He was a teacher (1959-1961) and Elementary Principal (1961-1967) at Cartwright School where he known for his “keen sense of humour, his work with dramatics, and his devotion to the job”. Prolonged ill health forced his retirement in May 1967.
He died unmarried at the Brandon General Hospital on 22 June 1967 and was buried in the Holmfield Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 5 July 1967, page 5.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Vicki Wallace.
Page revised: 18 March 2023