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Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Wood (?-1978)

Educator.

On 5 April 1923, he married fellow teacher Hortense Noble at Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Brandon later that year, where he became prominent in the educational, organizational, and religious life of the city. He served as Principal of Fleming School (1923-1928), King George School (1928-1935), and Alexandra School (1935-1965). He retired in June 1965. In retirement he moved to Willowdale, Ontario to work in the interior decoration firm of his son-in-law, J. E. Henry. He died at Toronto in 1978.

Sources:

“Events honor Brandon couple,” Brandon Sun, 24 March 1966, page 10.

“People watching,” Brandon Sun, 12 April 1973, page 10.

Obituary [H. G. N. Wood], Brandon Sun, 9 September 1987, page 38.

We thank Greg Sigurdson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2021

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