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Memorable Manitobans: Vernon Albert Shewfelt (1903-1982)

Educator.

Born at Somerset on 31 August 1903, son of Joseph Shewfelt and Marian McLachlan, he started teaching in 1921, serving at Willow Bluff School and Moore Park School before moving to Brandon where he taught until 1941, including service as the Principal of McLaren School (1929-1931), Park School (1931-1940), and Central School (1941-1942). During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his military discharge, he returned to Manitoba and taught at Hugh John Macdonald School and Kelvin High School. On 22 July 1930, he married Agatha Louise Hanwood at Brandon. They had a daughter. He was a member of the Canukeena Club, Tuxedo Lawn Bowling Club, Winnipeg School Masters Club, Mentor’s Club, United Services Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Westworth United Church, and Westwood Presbyterian Church. He died at Winnipeg on 11 May 1982 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 14 May 1982, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2014

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