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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Norman McFarlane (1915-1978)


Born near Carberry on 11 March 1915, he received his early education there. He attended the Winnipeg Normal School then taught school in rural Manitoba for six years before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Returning from military duty, in 1946 he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, remaining there until ill health forced his early retirement in December 1974. He served as Vice-Principal of St. John’s High School for ten years and Principal of Grant Park High School (1967-1974). While teaching, he received BA, BEd, and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He was a member of Chalmers United Church, Southwood Golf and Country Club, Civic Caledonian Seniors Curling Club, and the Mentor’s Club. He died at Winnipeg on 19 July 1978 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1978, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 July 2014

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