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Memorable Manitobans: Elstan Glorydd “E. G. / Wick” Morris (1923-2011)

Educator.

Born at Apohaqui, New Brunswick on 26 February 1923, the eldest son of Robert and Elsie Morris, the family moved to Winnipeg in 1927 where he spent his youth in St. Vital and North Springfield. He attended United College until the Second World War, when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and worked as a wireless operator on a minesweeper. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and completed BSc and BEd degrees at the University of Manitoba. In 1948, he undertook a 34-year teaching career at Strathclair School that began as a teacher and continued as its Principal (1957-1982), retiring in 1982. He died at Shoal Lake on 22 June 2011 and was buried in the Victoria Beach Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2013

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