Memorable Manitobans: Ferris Cameron Metcalfe (1912-2004)

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Ferris Cameron Metcalfe
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Educator.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 17 May 1912, son of Frank Roy Metcalfe (1887-1952) and Elizabeth Annie Ferris (1891-1953), he was educated at the Portage Central School and Portage Collegiate Institute before pursuing further education in Winnipeg at the Central Normal School and the University of Manitoba, where he received BA and BEd degrees.

He began his 43-year teaching career at rural schools, where he spent three years, followed by returning to Portage la Priairie where he taught 4.5 years at the Central School and 29.5 years at the Portage Collegiate Institute. For much of the duration at the latter, he was senior History teacher, and was also Vice-Principal (1956-1969). When Yellowquill School opened, he became its first Principal (1969-1975) prior to retirement in June 1975.

He died unmarried at his Portage la Prairie residence on 3 March 2004 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration [Ferris Cameron Metcalfe], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Deaths, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 2004, page A2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 2004, page 19.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 September 2023

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