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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas “Tom” Springman (1932-2008)

Educator, businessman.

Born at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1932, son of Annie and Rueben Springman, he attended the Saskatoon Normal School then taught at Leacross (Saskatchewan), Headingley, and the St. Vital School Division before moving to the Winnipeg School Division where he was a teacher at John M. King School (1956-1959), Greenway School (1959-1967), and Clifton School (1967-1969). He served as the Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1970-1971), Champlain School (1971-1973), William Whyte School (1973-1975), and Andrew Mynarski VC School (1975-1987). He retired from teaching in December 1987. He began a side business as a cab driver in 1955, becoming an owner/operator at Nash Taxi in 1964. He acquired Star Taxi in July 1989 and built it into a family business known as Spring Taxi. He died at Winnipeg on 29 November 2008 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Memorial Park.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 2008.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2017

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