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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.


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: 27 December 2021

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