Born on his grandparents’ farm near Elkhorn on 24 July 1929, son of David Winter and Maria Froese, the family moved to Altona in 1937. He attended high school at the Mennonite Collegiate Institute then enrolled in the Central Normal School in 1949. He embarked on a 30-year teaching career, starting at the one-room Aesop School No. 2132. He was then the Principal of Gretna School (1953-1955), later teaching at Winkler. He taught for four years in Zambia with the Mennonite Central Committee, then completed a Masters degree in English at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) before coming to Morden, where he lived from 1962 to 1980 and taught at Morden Collegiate (Principal). In 1976, he returned to teaching English Literature at Winkler. He spent eight years in administration at Rosthern Junior College in Saskatchewan. In retirement, he served two Mennonite voluntary placements, one for two years in Arizona and another for four years in Bolivia. He returned to Winnipeg where he died on 15 September 2013.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2013.
We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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