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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Ross Smith (1913-2006)

Educator.

Born at Shoal Lake on 11 September 1913, son of David Smith and Sarah Harriet Parke, he first taught at Lakelet School where he met Mavis Ruth McMillan (1920-2006), whom he married around 1939. The couple had three sons and relocated to St. Vital in the early 1940s. He taught at Windsor School and was Principal of Hastings School (?-?), St. George School (c1959-1965), and Windsor Park Collegiate (1965-1969) before resigning to return to the classroom at Daniel McIntyre School (1969-1973). He died at Winnipeg on 19 August 2006.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Scapegoat, says Winsdor Park Principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1969, page 3.

Obituary [Mavis Ruth Smith], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 2006, page 41.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 2006, page 51.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 February 2016

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