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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Melvin Muir (1924-1997)

Educator.

Born in Manitoba on 30 November 1924, son of David Scott Muir (1887-1943) and Effie Ann McKellar (1895-1955), he received a BA degree from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Ager School (1946) and was the Principal of Miami School (1953-1959), Morden Collegiate (1959-1963), and Charleswood Collegiate (1963-1966). He served on the executive of baseball and hockey clubs at Miami and Morden. In 1964, he and wife Georgina Gilligan (1915-2016) lived at 27 Peary Crescent, St. James with her two children from a previous marriage. In 1966, they moved to British Columbia where he worked as an administrator for the Campbell River School Board. He died at Surrey, British Columbia on 7 December 1997.

Sources:

“Charleswood head active in sports,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1964.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Georgina Muir], Campbell River Mirror, 30 October 2016.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2013

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