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Memorable Manitobans: Clarence David “Casey” Voigt (1903-1988)

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Clarence David Voigt
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Educator, school inspector.

Born at Brandon on 28 August 1903, son of Frederick Voigt and Mary Ann Smith, he was educated at Brandon and Minitonas before receiving Arts and Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. From 1923 to 1941, he taught at Mowat School (1923-1926), Bowsman School, Rose Grove School (1930-1937), East Poplar Point School (1937-1939), and Reston Collegiate (1939-1941). In 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas as a radar technician and education officer. After his military discharge in 1945, he was Principal at Gimli Collegiate (1947-1949). He was a Manitoba School Inspector from 1949 to 1969, serving at Shoal Lake, Morden, and Dauphin. He retired in July 1969.

On 23 August 1933, he married Gladys Viola Gowler. They had three children: Ronald Voigt, Beverly Voigt, and Danny Voigt. He was a member of the Dauphin United Church, Royal Canadian Legion, Rotary Club, IOOF, and University of Manitoba Alumni Association.

He died at Dauphin on 27 October 1988 and was buried in Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Education department makes staff changes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1949, page 6.

“Eight school inspectors take over new districts,” Steinbach Carillon News, 12 August 1949, page 2.

Pioneers of the Mowat School District No. 1232, 1904-1968 [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M73 P10, circa 1968]

“Tribute paid C. D. Voigt on retirement,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 1969, page 42.

“Clarence and Gladys Voigt,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1988, page 31.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1988, page 49.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2017

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