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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Noble (1913-1971)


Born at Quadra on 7 May 1913, son of James Noble and Eliza Blaikie Martin Mair, he was educated at Victoria-Albert School, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1929), and University of Manitoba (BSc, 1933; MEd, 1967). He taught at the Birtle School from 1934 to 1936 and was Principal of Wawanesa Collegiate from 1936 to 1940.

In September 1940, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at Aberdeen School until June 1942 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army. He later taught Chemitry at Khaki University until returning to Winnipeg and joining the staff of Lord Roberts Junior High (1946-1948), Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1948-1954). He was a Principal’s Assistant at Lord Roberts School in 1954 then was Principal of Pinkham School (1955-1959) and Strathcona School (1959-1964). From 1964 to his death, he was a senior administrator in the division, serving as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools.

He died at Winnipeg on 8 December 1971 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1971, page 40.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2017

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