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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Lorne Moffat (1899-1982)


Born at Oakville on 29 December 1899, son of James Moffat and Margaret Jones, he was a school teacher for 40 years. He was the Principal of Grey School (1935-1938), Waskada School (1941-1942), Craig Siding School (1945-1949), Big Island School (1950-1951, 1955-1956, 1962-1964), Teulon School (1952-1954), Tyndall School (1956-1959), Whitemouth School (1959-1961), and Shoal Lake School (1961-1962). He retired in 1969. On 19 July 1933, he married Louise Gunville (?-1972) at Winnipeg. They had nine children. He died at Winnipeg on 29 November 1982 and was buried in the Millbrook Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1982, page 28.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2020

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