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Memorable Manitobans: John Thomas Wherrett (1932-2011)


Born on the family farm near Shoal Lake in 1932, he graduated from the Winnipeg Normal School in 1951 then taught at Linwood School (1951-1953). He was Principal of the Killarney Elementary School (1953-1956) before returning to Winnipeg and completing his teaching career in the Assiniboine South School Division. He was successively the Principal of Royal School (1956-1958), Dieppe School (1958-1966), Royal School (1966-1980), and Westgrove School (1980-1987). He retired in 1987. On 14 August 1955, he married Eileen May Bartley (?-1996) at the Rosebank United Church and they had a son and a daughter. He died at Winnipeg on 18 December 2011.


“Wherrett – Bartley,” Shoal Lake Star, 1 September 1955, page 2.

Obituary [Eileen May Wherrett], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1996, page 51.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 2011.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Margaret Stimson, and David Beer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2021

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