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Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Alexander “Jack” Muirhead (1906-1996)

Educator, school inspector.

Born in the Bear Creek district on 4 January 1906, son of John Muirhead and Jennie Lobb, he taught in schools around rural Manitoba, including at Virden School (1942-1947) and a Principalship of Hartney School (1948-1950). He was Assistant Principal of Miles MacDonell Collegiate in the early 1950s. In late 1955, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at Steinbach, later transferring to Charleswood. On 29 June 1931, he married teacher Isabel Georgina Hoyes (1905-1997) at Winnipeg. They had one son, John Richard Keith Muirhead (1934-2009). He retired in 1972 and moved to Richmond, British Columbia where he died on 30 July 1996. He was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1996, page 31.

Obituary [Isabel Georgina Muirhead], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 1997, page 59.

Obituary [Keith Muirhead], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2022

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