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Memorable Manitobans: George William Sadler (1909-1999)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Elgin on 1 September 1909, son of Samuel M. Sadler (1867-1946) and Margareta Needham (1878-1967), he attended the Manitoba Normal School then taught at Brigdenley School (?-?), Bardal School (?-?), and Virden School (1938-1940) until the early days of the Second World War when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a flight instructor. After his military discharge, he attended the University of Manitoba then moved to Pine Falls, where he was a teacher and Principal of Pine Falls School until 1957. At that time, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector based at Stonewall. He was active in the formation of the Interlake School Division. He and wife Gwenneth Elaine “Gwen” Matthews (1918-1973) had two daughters and two sons. He died at Stonewall on 23 December 1999 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery. He is commemorated by the library at the Stonewall Collegiate.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“3 teachers join staff of inspectors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1957, page 15.

Obituary [], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 1973, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1999, page 34.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2022

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