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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Roderick “Don” McLennan (1910-1990)

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Donald Roderick McLennan
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Born in the RM of Saskatchewan on 26 April 1910, son of Donald McLennan and Anabelle Meadows, he attended Basswood School and the Brandon Normal School then taught school for 43 years, starting at Crescent Ridge School. He served as the Principal of Oakner School (1937-1944), Lenore School (1944-1945), and Oak River School (1945-1958). He then moved to Brandon where he taught at Earl Oxford School (1958-1961) then was Principal of Riverview School (1961-1973) until retirement. In 1935, he married Christina “Mae” Brandon (1916-2014) of Oakner. They had four children. He died at the Brandon General Hospital on 12 February 1990.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“McLennan – Brandon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1935, page 6.

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

“Ships of education losing their skippers,” Brandon Sun, 16 June 1973, page 6.

“Around town,” Brandon Sun, 30 June 1973, page 13.

Obituary [Mae McLennan], Brandon Sun, November 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2014

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