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Memorable Manitobans: William Fletcher Loucks (1876-1953)

Educator.

Born in Ontario in October 1876, he was educated at Napanee Collegiate and Queen’s University. He came to Manitoba in 1900 and taught in schools at Waskada School and Melita School (1906-1907) before moving to Winnipeg in 1908. He taught successively at the Central Collegiate, La Verendrye School, and Kelvin High School. He served as Principal of Greenway School from 1926 to 1941, retiring in the latter year. He served as President of the Schoolmasters’ Club and the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. In retirement he was in charge of the Pre-Air School for Gunners and was later Principal of Rehabilitation High School classes for returned soldiers at the Ford plant. He died at Chatham, Ontario on 27 July 1953 and was buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery at Chatham.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1953, page 23.

Obituary [Ida Belle Loucks], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1962, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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