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Memorable Manitobans: George Ivan McBurney (1929-2019)


Born on the family farm on 14 September 1929, son of Roy and Rhoda McBurney, he attended Elgin School. A 34-year career in education began at the age of 16 as a permit teacher at Bayview School (1945-1946). After attending Normal School, subsequent teaching positions were at Lake Max School (1949-1950), Ryerson School (1950), and Springhill School (1950-1953). He served as the Principal of Lauder School (1953-1956), Tilston School (1957-1960), Dog Creek School (1978-1979) and Steep Rock School (1981-1984). He later acquired BA and BEd degrees through summer school and evening classes. In 1970, he married Moyra ? while teaching at Thompson and they had a son and a daughter. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 2004 and died there on 29 April 2019. He was buried in the Elgin Cemetery.


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

Obituary, McKenzie's Portage Funeral Chapel.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2021

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