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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Pankratz (1928-2015)

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Born at Gretna on 19 December 1928, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Pankratz, he attended the Mennonite Collegiate Institute and, after a year of Normal School training, began teaching at the age of 18. He served as the Principal of Moosehorn School (1952-1954), Dugald School (1955-1956), Wingham School (1957-1959), Lynn Lake School (1967-1969), and Pilot Mound School (1969-1971). While teaching he acquired BA and BEd degrees. He retired from teaching in 1983. He died at Winnipeg on 9 April 2015.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“School Division happenings,” Baldur Gazette, 9 December 1970, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 April 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2015

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