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Memorable Manitobans: Garnet Milton Morrison (1915-1992)

Educator.

Born at Ridgeville on 6 December 1915, son of John and Francis Morrison, he graduated from the Central Normal School in 1935 and began a 40-year teaching career. The first 18 years were spent in rural Manitoba, as a teacher at Springbank School and Carberry School, and including service as the Principal of Carroll School (1941-1942), Rapid City School (1942-1944), Rutherglen School (1944-1949), and Wawanesa School (1949-1954). He spent the next 22 years in the Winnipeg School Division as a teacher at Machray School, David Thompson School, Sargent Park School, General Wolfe School, and Greenway School. He served as the Vice-Principal of Greenway School (1969-1976), retiring in the latter year. He was a member and President of the Mentors’ Club and a long-standing member of the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 5 December 1992 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1992, page 59.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2014

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