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Memorable Manitobans: William Ralph Lee (1913-1999)


Born at Crandall on 2 November 1913, his teaching career began in 1933 at Seven Sisters School. During the Second World War, he served as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and taught at the Technical Vocational High School (1951-1956) and was the Vice-Principal of King Edward School (1956-1959) and Grant Park High School (1960-1962). He was then Principal of the Red Deer Technical Vocational High School (Red Deer, Alberta) and Yorkton Comprehensive Second School (Yorkton, Saskatchewan). His career culminated as Principal of the New Westminster High School (1969-1979, New Westminster, British Columbia). He retired in 1979 and died at New Westminster, British Columbia on 1 October 1999.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1999, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2018

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