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Memorable Manitobans: Morley Fraser Sparrow (1916-1979)


Born at Webb, Saskatchewan in 1916, he taught school in Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Whitemouth School (1949-1951), Pilot Mound School (1951-1952), McLaren School (1956-1959), and Harrison High School (1960-1963), and Vice-Principal of the Brandon Collegiate (1965-1966). 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. During the Second World War, he was a flight officer. He died at Brandon on 6 September 1979 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


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: 5 August 2016

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