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Memorable Manitobans: Morley Fraser Sparrow (1915-1979)

Educator.

Born at Webb, Saskatchewan on 16 November 1915, son of John S. H. Sparrow and Helen Morley, he began a career in education by teaching in rural schools in Manitoba. During the Second World War, he served as a Flight Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Returning from military duty, he was the Principal of Whitemouth School (1949-1951), Pilot Mound School (1951-1952), McLaren School (1956-1959), Central School (1959-1960), and Harrison High School (1960-1963), and Vice-Principal of the Brandon Collegiate (1963-1966). He retired in 1973. He was Chair of the Advisory Board to the CNIB for about 20 years and played with the Syncopators Dance Band for 27 years. He died at Brandon on 6 September 1979 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1979, page 66.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2021

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