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Memorable Manitobans: George Harold Laycup (1902-1960)


Born at Foxwarren on 19 November 1902, son of George Laycup and Eliza Jane Wotton, he was educated at Foxwarren School and the University of Manitoba, graduating from the latter with degrees in Agriculture and Education. He taught school in rural Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Plumas School (1934-1935), Deloraine School (1935-1940), and Killarney School (1940-1941). In 1941, he moved to Winnipeg and joined the teaching staff of Norwood Collegiate. The following year, he moved to St. John’s High School where he taught Chemistry and Biology, and was Head of the Science Department until his death. He was a member of the School Masters Association and Norwood United Church. On 12 November 1926, he married Olive Margaret Mayhew at Winnipeg. They had two daughters, Thelma Laycup Scarth and Doreen Laycup Kippen. He died at Winnipeg on 12 September 1960 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“G. H. Laycup, city high school teacher dies at 57,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1960, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2019

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