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Memorable Manitobans: Rodney John “Rod” Mason (1948-1998)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 August 1948, son of John Mason and Helen Moran, he was raised in Elmwood. He attended St. Alphonsus School, Elmwood High School, and University of Manitoba, earning BA and BEd degrees from the latter. He became an educator, teaching in the River East School Division at Polson School, Morse Place Junior High, Kildonan East Collegiate, and Chief Peguis School, the latter where he became Vice-Principal prior to becoming Principal of Salisbury Morse Place School in the 1990s. He played for the East/North Kildonan Lions and, while living at Ile-des-Chenes, with the I.D.C. Golden Oaks in the Old Timers Hockey league. He married Sandra Raunch around 1967 and had three children. He died at Winnipeg on 23 December 1998.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1998, page D15.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 October 2019

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