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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Victor Mastin (1909-1992)

Educator.

Born at East Kildonan on 18 May 1909, son of Charles George Mastin (1871-1941) and Sarah Susannah Clay (1869-1945), he received his early education at Polson School and Prince Edward School. After graduating from high school, he worked in banking for several years before attending the Central Normal School in 1932.

He taught at Lukowce School (1932-1934) and Cory School (1934-1939) before returning to East Kildonan in 1939, teaching there until retirement in 1972. He served as the Principal of Salisbury School (1944-1959), Morse Place Junior High School (1959-1962), John Henderson Junior High School (1962-1970), and Robert Andrews School (1970-1972).

On 8 October 1938, he married Anna Hoehn (1916-2007) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter and two sons. He was a founding member of the Grace Lutheran Church, in 1951, and served as teacher and Sunday School Superintendent, member of the Executive Council, and Chair of the Building Committee that resulted in construction of the present church, in 1963. He was a Lutheran representative on the Manitoba Bible Society for several years.

He died at Winnipeg on 16 May 1992 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Church worker Mrs. Ivy Mastin dies at 58,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1957, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1992, page 45.

Obituary [Anna Mastin], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 2007.

Lacey family tree, Ancestry.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Gerrit denAdel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2022

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