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Memorable Manitobans: Mosie Nicholas “Moe” Tobin (1933-2007)


Born at Grandview on 16 May 1933, son of James Benedict Tobin (1887-1939) and Mary Tobin (?-1988), he grew up on the family farm and attended Burritt School / Hollybourne School and High School at Grandview. He taught one year on permit at Hollybourne School, attended the Central Normal School, and there met fellow teacher Margaret in 1955 whom he corresponded with and later married in 1959. The couple had four children and lived in a North Kildonan home that he built. He returned to teach another year at Hollybourne School, after which he worked one year at at Boissevain School, then taught Grade 9 Science at Melrose Junior High School in East Kildonan. He was then Vice-Principal at John Henderson Junior High School and Principal at Maple Leaf School, Angus McKay School (1970s), and Dr. F. W. L. Hamiliton School in East St. Paul. During his tenure as Principal, he was an advocate for the greater use of computers in the classroom. During his teaching years, he earned BSc, BEd, and MEd degrees from University of Manitoba. He enjoyed outdoor activities and traveled abroad. He died at Concordia Hospital on 4 June 2007.


Obituary [James Benedict Tobin], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1939, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 2007, page 50.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 February 2015

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