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Memorable Manitobans: Robert McElroy (1909-1986)


Born at Belfast, Ireland on 24 July 1909, son of Thomas McElroy and Rosetta Taylor, he came to Canada where he was a school teacher. He taught at Belcourt School and Cloverleaf School before moving to Winnipeg where he taught at Prince Edward School. He served as Vice-Principal of Melrose Junior High School (1955-1956) and Principal of Polson School (1956-1960) and Munroe School / Polson School (1960-1971) in East Kildonan. On 12 August 1937, he married Muriel Wilson McClymont (1917-2006) at St. James and they had three children. He died at Saanichton, British Columbia on 13 September 1986.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Haines named E. Kildonan School Superintendent,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1955, page 9.

“Boy, 6, killed in E. K.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1961, page 3.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 1986, page 12.

Obituary [Muriel McClymont McElroy], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 2006.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 March 2018

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