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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Theodore Nordin (1905-1983)


Born at Winnipeg on 14 June 1905, son of Swedish immigrants Po Nordin and Mary Wann, his childhood was spent at Teulon. He attended the Brandon Normal School then began a 42-year teaching career at Carlsborg School No. 1776 near Teulon. Later returning to Brandon, he taught at Earl Haig School (1930-1935), McLaren School (1935-1942), David Livingstone School (?-?), and King George School (1943-?). From 1966 to 1974, he was the last Principal of Alexandra School. On 28 December 1951, he married Laura Kathleen McBain (1903-1994) of Strathclair. They had two daughters. He served as the President of the Retired Teacher’s Association of Manitoba and the Children’s Aid Society of Western Manitoba, and was active in the organization of the Western Manitoba Teachers Credit Union. In 1967, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal for his contributions to public education. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Brandon Lions Club. He died at Brandon on 8 August 1983 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 11 August 1983, page 23.

Obituary [L. K. Nordin], Brandon Sun, 4 October 1994, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2018

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