Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd S. Smith (1916-2006)
Born at Gilbert Plains on 26 June 1916, son of Selby Smith and Hannah Priest, he was educated at Brickburn School, Brandon Collegiate, and Brandon Normal School. At the age of 20, he began teaching, at Pozir School (1936-1938) and Eldon School (1938-1941) before enlisting in the military in 1941 and serving overseas in the 10th Canadian Infantry. He resumed teaching after returning to Canada in 1945, at Eldon School (1945-?) and Mineral Creek School (?-1948). In 1948, he began a 24-year stint teaching in Gilbert Plains, being appointed the Principal of the elementary school in 1960 and serving until retirement in June 1972. He was also involved in the Smith and Lynch Insurance Agencies from 1952 to 1981. In 1938, he married Elva M. Cole (?-1981) and they had two sons. He died at Dauphin on 3 August 2006 and was buried in the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Obituary [Elva M. Smith], Dauphin Herald, 12 August 1981, page 28.
The School District of Pozir #2206 by the Pozir School and District Reunion Committee, April 1998, page 12.
Obituary, Grandview Exponent, 22 August 2006, page 23.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 August 2017
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