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Memorable Manitobans: William Edward John “Bill” Saunders (?-1983)

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He attended the Winnipeg Normal School from 1931 to 1932, then began a 38-year teaching career, including service at Cold Lake School (one year), Inwood School (one year), Ste. Elizabeth School (one year), and Petersfield School (one year). He moved to Winnipeg where he taught at Cecil Rhodes School (one year), Kelvin High School (three years), Victoria-Albert School (two years), Gordon Bell High School (one year), General Wolfe School (five years), and Technical Vocational High School (1951-1954). He was Vice-Principal at King Edward School (1954-1956), and Principal of Clifton School (1956-1959), Weston School (1959-1966), and Earl Grey School (1966-1973). He retired from teaching in 1973. He married Vera Elisa Jorgenson (1913-2006) and they had two daughters. He died at Weslaco, Texas on 6 December 1983.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1983, page 64.

Obituary [Vera Elisa Saunders], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 2006, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2019

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