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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Donald “Art” Sutton (1937-2020)

Educator, community activist.

Born at Campbellford, Ontario in 1937, son of Ernest and Gwen Sutton, the family lived at Peterborough, St. Thomas, and Belleville. He came to Winnipeg to study at St. John’s College then the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education. He began teaching at Ashern School then moved to the Seven Oaks School Division where he taught and was the Principal of Belmont School (?-1968) and Centennial School (1984-1990). He served in the Canadian Army Reserve, rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was Commanding Officer of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Commissionaires of Canada (2004-2008) and served on the boards of his church and the Middlechurch Personal Care Home. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg in August 2020.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2021

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