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Memorable Manitobans: John Teddy Potter (1921-1999)

Teacher, football coach.

Born on 3 September 1921, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He became a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division in 1949, serving as the Principal of Norquay School (1966-1967) and retiring in 1978 as Assistant Superintendent of the River East School Division. He began coaching football in 1951 at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, serving there until 1965. He also coached at Elmwood High School and River East High School. For his involvement in coaching, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. He died on 10 November 1999 and was buried in All Saints Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 November 1999, page C9.

“‘Grandfather of football’ fondly remembered,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 December 1999, page C15.

“Their good works live after them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1999, page A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2014

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