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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Wayne Thompson (1946-2018)


Born on 30 March 1946, he was orphaned at the age of eight and was raised by his uncle and aunt, Art and Peg Brown. With them he moved to Ottawa and later to Kingston and Shilo. He received BSc and MEd degrees and taught at Lowe Farm School and Pierson Collegiate before moving to Winnipeg to join the teaching staff of the Assiniboine South School Division. He taught at Dieppe School and served as Vice-Principal at Beaverlodge School (1976-1982), Vice-Principal (1983-1984) and Principal (1984-1996) of Westdale Junior High School, and Principal of Oak Park High School (1996-2003) until retirement. On 6 June 1987, he married Cynthia Diane “Cindy” Tinsley. He died, as a result of a fall several months earlier, on 18 October 2018.


“Thompson – Tinsley,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1987, page 38.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2021

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