Memorable Manitobans: Donald William Campbell Rowan (?-1980)
Born at Winnipeg, one of two sons of Donald Wilson Rowan (1897-1978) and Jean McGlashan (1899-1976), he taught school at Flin Flon, Emerson, Gilbert Plains, Pinawa (?-1967), and Winnipeg, and served as the Principal of Tuxedo Park School (1960-1965). He was the Secretary of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society for a term. He was part of a team that went to Kampala, Uganda to teach African teachers as part of a Canadian Teachers’ Federation project. For four years, he was Principal of the Teachers’ College at Dominica, British West Indies. He then received a law degree from the University of London (England) and moved to Perth, Australia where, in the 1970s, he did legal work for the Board of Education of Western Australia. Prior to his death, he returned to teaching in a one-room school at Lowlands, Australia. He died in May 1980.
Birth and marriage registrations [Donald Wilson Rowan], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Pinawa principal to teach Africans,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1967, page 17.
Obituary [Jean Rowan], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1976, page 33.
Obituary [Donald Wilson Rowan], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1978, page 33.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1980, page 38.
We thank Jane Fudge and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 December 2021