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Memorable Manitobans: William Alfred Lorne McFarland (1908-1990)


Born at Cardale on 30 August 1908, son of William McFarland and Ethel Jane Howden, he received a BA degree from Brandon College in 1930, and later received BEd (1951) and MEd (1955) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Balmoral School (1936-1937), Sanford School (1937-1938), and Manitou School (1938-1942) before moving to Winnipeg where he taught school for 31 years, retiring in 1973. He was Secretary of the Manitoba Educational Association from 1954 to 1959. He died at Winnipeg on 20 April 1990.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1990, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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