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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Sutherland Sumner (1928-2014)

Educator.

Born at Virden on 11 August 1928, son of Roy and Annie Sumner, he attended Virden School, Brandon College, and the University of Manitoba. He came to Brandon and worked for 36 years as a teacher, including service as the Principal of Park School (1954-1964), Linden Lanes School (1964-1968), and Meadows School (?-?). Active in amateur baseball in Manitoba, as a player, coach, and statistician, he was the voice of the Brandon Cloverleafs for many years. He was later inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. He was Secretary of the Brandon Curling Club for nearly 50 years and was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association. He died at Brandon on 15 October 2014 and was buried in the Virden Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Brandon Sun, October 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2021

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