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Memorable Manitobans: Nestor T. Shabits (1935-2009)

Educator.

Born near Veregin, Saskatchewan on 4 May 1935, son of Katherine Shabits (1903-1976) and Paul Shabits (1902-1974), his family moved to a farm near Benito in the fall of 1940. He was educated at Benito School, Brandon College (BSc), and University of Manitoba (BEd, 1961). He taught science at Durban School for a year then he moved to Waskada School and served as Vice-Principal for 4½ years and Principal for two years (1964-1966). In 1966, he moved to Brandon and taught high school classes for 22 years. After attending Assiniboine Community College in 1987, he received a computer technology certificate then moved to Saskatchewan where he taught technology classes. On 7 July 1962, he married Eva Armistead of Swan River and they had two daughters. He died at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 18 October 2009.

Sources:

Waskada School Year Book, 1964-1965.

Obituary, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, 20 October 2009.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2021

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