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Memorable Manitobans: Bertil Frederick Larson (1911-1971)


Born at New Westminster, British Columbia on 9 May 1911, son of Victor Larson and Anna Benson, he received a BA degree in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from the University of British Columbia then was an engineer-officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve from 1939 to 1945. He became the first Principal of the Halifax County Vocational School in Nova Scotia, moving to Winnipeg in 1951 to become Principal of the Tec-Voc High School. He retired in 1970. He died at his Winnipeg residence on 11 June 1971.


“Has over 24 years’ teaching experience,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1964.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1971, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2016

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