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Memorable Manitobans: George Jackson Strang (1934-2000)

Educator, union activist.

Born at Dauphin on 28 July 1934, he received his education at Brandon University and the University of Manitoba, becoming a high school teacher and Principal of Crystal City School (1957-1959) and Neelin High School (1964-1965) in Brandon. In 1965, he joined the staff of the Manitoba Teacher’s Society in the welfare and employee benefits area. He specialized in collective bargaining and managed the pension plans of Manitoba’s teachers over twenty-seven years, retiring formally in 1992 but continuing as a consultant after his retirement. In 1993, Strang was named as a Life Member of the Society.

He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Blue Cross for 25 years, including six years as Chairman of the Board, becoming a member of the Executive, Investment and Audit Committees. He also served as Vice-President of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, as a Director of the Knowles Centre and in many other organizations. He also went overseas on several business trips, including eleven weeks as a consultant to teacher’s organizations in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Gambia.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 January 2000.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2000, page 36.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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