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Memorable Manitobans: Gregory Wilbert Sinclair (1903-1982)


Born at Zimmerman, Ontario on 23 May 1903, son of Wilbert Sinclair (1877-1949) and Ellen Jane Millar (1875-1954), he moved to Winnipeg in 1932 and taught school for many years, including at West Kildonan School (1932-1942). He was Chairman of the East Kildonan Teachers Negotiating Committee in the 1950s, and he would later work in the River East School Division, where he was Vice-Principal of Polson School (1949-1955) and Principal of Salisbury School (1961-1965). He also served as a school trustee of the Old Kildonan School District (1963-1964) and Seven Oaks School Division (1972-1973). He was a Board Chairman and Elder of the Kildonan Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Manitoba Teachers Society. He and his wife Christine had four children. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 21 April 1982 and was buried in Old Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


1911 Canad census, Automated Genealogy.

“E. Kildonan teachers’ pay report due,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1954, page 3.

Engagement notices [Lawrence Roy Sinclair], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1954, page 16.

“Urban results,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1963, page 53.

“Trustee candidates listed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 1971, page 11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1982, page 26.

We thank Lawrence Sinclair for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 October 2019

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