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Memorable Manitobans: William A. “Bill” Milton (1936-2016)


Born at Flin Flon on 18 May 1936, son of Dorothy and Robert F. Milton, he lived in Surrey, New Brunswick during the Second World War while his father served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He later returned to Flin Flon where he graduated from high school. To raise his tuition for university, he worked on a geological team of Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. He began his career in education at Reston School, serving as Principal (1960-1961). He taught at Carman and Schefferville, Quebec before completing his BA degree. In 1967, he became a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division, working at Grant Park High School, serving in several other schools until retirement in 1992. He died at Winnipeg on 16 December 2016.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 January 2017

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