Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Charles Wood (1913-1988)
Born at Welwyn, Saskatchewan on 6 March 1913, son of Charles Frederick Wood and Lena Leavens, he received a BA degree (1933) from the University of Manitoba. After attending the Central Normal School, he taught for 17 years at Dropmore School (?-?), Portage la Prairie, St. Vital, Robert H. Smith School (1949-1952), Isaac Newton School (1953-1957), and Sisler High School (1957-1958). During the Second World War, he served for five and a half years with the Royal Canadian Artillery in the Canadian Army.
For six years he was a field representative of the Manitoba Teachers' Society and, in 1964, he was appointed to the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, where he was Director of Student Teaching for ten years. He served as secretary of the Manitoba Educational Association (1962-1964). He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1984.
He and wife Lillian MacKay (1913-2001) had one daughter, Barbara Wood (wife of Everard Trip).
He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 9 February 1988.
“Associate professor appointment,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 June 1964.
Death registrations [Clifford Charles Wood, Lillian Mackay Wood], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1988, page 48.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 August 2023