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Memorable Manitobans: Richard R. “Dick” Partridge (1922-1990)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Oakburn in 1922, he attended Oakburn School and Dauphin Collegiate. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He then completed BA and BEd degrees at United College and the University of Manitoba. His teaching career began in 1950, at Salt Point School, where he taught for two months. He served as the Principal of Melita School (1951-1955), Russell School (1955-1957), and Virden School (1957-1962). In 1962, he was appointed a School Inspector for the Duck Mountain School Division based at Winnipegosis. In July 1966, he transferred to Souris where he was School Inspector for the Souris Valley School Division and Antler River School Division. In 1975, he took up consultative and administrative posts with the Manitoba Department of Education at Winnipeg, remaining there until retirement in 1986. He died at Winnipeg on 1 March 1990.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 2000, page C11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2014

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