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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Drummond “Cec” Muldrew (1923-2004)

Educator, community activist.

Born on 30 June 1923, son of teachers Alfred William Muldrew and Jessie Anne McTavish (1891-1983), he graduated from Provincial Normal School in 1941 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a bomber pilot in the India-Burma operational theatre. Returning from military service, he became a noted peace activist, earned Science and Education degrees, and pursued a 34-year career in education.

He taught at Grandin School (1948-1949), John M. King School (1949-1952), Faraday School (1952-1957) and Machray School (1957-1961), and was Vice-Principal of Greenway School (1963-1965) and teacher at Sisler High School (1967-1968) prior to becoming Principal of Harrow School (1968-1975) and Vice-Principal of Earl Grey School (1980-1982).

He served on the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, Canadian Red Cross Manitoba Division Board, and was a founder of the Manitoba Science Fairs, Secretary of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, as well as President of Science Teachers’ Association, Outdoor Education Association, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (Manitoba Branch, also national newsletter editor), and World Federalist Movement. He also worked at the Curriculum Branch during several leaves of absence, hosted a community TV program “For A Better World,” was a 25-year Financial Secretary of the Unitarian Church, and was active in other community endeavours.

He was awarded the Pioneer Award (1994) for 50 years of volunteer service, Global Citizenship Award from the United Nations (1995), and YMCA Peacemaker of the Year (1999). He was twice-married, first to school teacher Eva Mae Harvey (c1923-1984), with whom he had three children, and in 2002, to Margaret Maier.

He died at Winnipeg on 6 September 2004.

Sources:

“Three U of W Regents named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1975, page 23.

Obituary [Eva Mae Muldrew], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1984, page 40.

“War hero led to passion for peace,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 2004, page A5.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 2004, page 24.

“They will live on in memory,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2004, page B5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2021

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