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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred John Patrick Moran (1903-1967)

Educator.

Born at La Broquerie on 17 March 1903, son of John Doherty Moran (1873-1916) and Marie Clara Eva La France [Lafrance] (1882-1981), and sibling of Wilfrid Lafrance Moran, he received BA (1938), BEd (1946), MA, and MEd (1951) degrees from the University of Manitoba and an FCA degree from Oxford University. His career included teaching at Campeau School (1929-1932) and Virden School (1945-1948), as well as Principal of Neelin School (1940-1941), Benito School (1941-1945), Fort Whyte School (1948-1953), Elma School (1954-1955), Clandeboye School (1956-1958), and Regent Park School (1959-1967) in Transcona. He also served as President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation. He held a commission in the Canadian Army Militia and trained cadets at Dundurn (Saskatchewan), Kingston (Ontario), Vernon (British Columbia), and Winnipeg. On 31 December 1924, he married Louise Meriam A. Lonergan (?-1992) at St. Boniface and they subsequently had three daughters and four sons. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 29 December 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1906 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Convocation ceremony will be held May 23 [Master of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1951, page 3.

“Transcona opens Regent Park School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1960, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 1967, page 34.

From Slate to Computer in the Transcona-Springfield Area 1873-1983 by Nan Shipley, 1983, page 350.

Obituary [Louisa M. A. Moran], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1992, page 46.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Gray family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 May 2020

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