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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 (1934-1936) and was Principal of Wawanesa Collegiate (1936-1940).

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 and wife Gwen had three daughters: Margaret Noble (wife of Ian Heather), Janet Noble, and Vicki Noble. He was a member of the Pala Minaki Club, AF & AM (Prince Rupert's Lodge), and St. George's Anglican Church.

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: 27 November 2021

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