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Memorable Manitobans: David Edwin “Dave” Simpkin (?-1987)


He was the Principal of Oak Lake Collegiate (1966-1968), Miami Collegiate (1968-1972), and MacGregor Collegiate Institute (c1975-c1983). He and his wife Susan had four children, one of whom was Tilly Simpkin (c1960-2008). He died of cancer in early 1987.


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

“Seminar,” Portage Leader - MacGregor Herald, 12 March 1975, page 10.

“Grades 9 to 11 hold awards day,” MacGregor Herald, 7 July 1976, page 10.

“School gym named for War Hero,” Glenboro Gazette, 16 March 1983, page 3.

“High school reunion brings nostalgia around a campfire” by Penny Ham, Brandon Sun, 29 July 1987, page 3.

Obituary [Tilly Simpkin], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 2008, page 27.

“Curling keeps residents busy,” Portage la Prairie Central Plains Herald-Leader, 8 March 2008, page 7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 December 2018

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