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Memorable Manitobans: James Edward Terris (1924-2002)


Born at Melville, Saskatchewan in 1924, he was educated locally then enlisted in the Canadian Navy, serving aboard ships in the North Atlantic and English Channel. Returning from military duty, he spent 37 years as a teacher, serving as Principal of Viscount Alexander School (1960-1973). He retired in 1985. He was a long-standing member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Knights of Columbus, and spent many years volunteering with the Christmas Cheer Board. He died at Winnipeg on 18 November 2002 and was buried in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2002, page 46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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