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Donald Ross “Don” McMaster

Educator, naturalist, artist.

Born at Winnipeg, son of Thomas Agnew McMaster and Margaret McMaster, he taught at East St. Paul School (1954-1958) and East St. Paul Collegiate (1958-1961) and served as the Vice-Principal of River East Collegiate (1968-1969) and Vice-Principal (1971-1973) and Principal (1980-1985) of Kildonan East Collegiate. On 30 June 1962, he married Ardythe Brownlee. He retired and moved to a home in rural Manitoba where he engaged in landscape painting.

See also:

David Thompson in the West: A Conversation with Artist Don McMaster
Prairie History, Number 8, Summer 2022

The Art of Don McMaster


“Homework not needed says education experts,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1957, page 3.

“High School students registration Friday in East Kildonan,” The Herald, 20 August 1959, page 1.

“Bridal shower,” Brandon Sun, 6 July 1962, page 2.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 December 2022

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