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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vincent Massey High School (715 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon)

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This secondary school on McDiarmid Drive in Brandon, designed by architect Gerald Doull “Gerry” Macdonald and opened in Fall 1960, was named for Charles Vincent Massey (1887-1967) who was Canada’s Governor-General from 1952 to 1959. It was opened officially at a ceremony on 30 November 1960 attended by Lieutenant Governor Errick French Willis.

Principals

Period

Principal

1960-1964

Herbert Vincent Bell (1898-1971)

1964-1966

Peter Michael Luba (1923-2003)

1966-1967

Herbert Vincent Bell (1898-1971)

1967-1973

James A. Henderson

1973-1988

?

1988

John Keogh (c1939-1988)

1988-?

?

?-2017

Michael Adamski (?-2017)

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1960-1964

Peter Michael Luba (1923-2003)

1964-1967

Alexander Venables (?-?)

1967-1968

?

1968-1970

John Keogh (c1939-1988)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1960-1961

Carl Anderson, D. Brown, Mrs. Ann Dunfield, Miss Hazel Dunseith, H. Funk, A. J. Hill, R. Lane, D. Lund, Mrs. V. McDonald, Leon Molgat, Mrs. Laura Oliver, Gordon Sefton, R. Strub, Stan K. Turner, D. Wilson, Miss I. Winn

1961-1962

Carl Anderson, D. Cutforth, Mrs. Ann Dunfield, Miss Hazel Dunseith, J. W. Grant, W. Lalor, R. Lane, Peter Letkeman, Leon Molgat, R. Nelson, Mrs. Laura Oliver, Mrs. Grace Searle, Gordon Sefton, B. Straker, Stan K. Turner, Miss I. Winn

1962-1963

Carl Anderson, William Wallace Cutforth, Miss Ann Driedger, Mrs. Ann Dunfield, Miss Hazel Dunseith, S. Hyrich, Tom Inglis, W. Lalor, R. Lane, Peter Letkeman, James A. Macnab, Leon Molgat, Mrs. Laura Oliver, L. Peltz, Mrs. Grace Searle, Gordon Sefton, Stan K. Turner, Miss I. Winn

1963-1964

Carl Anderson, Norval Brown, Miss Margaret Croskery, William Wallace Cutforth, Miss Ann Driedger, Mrs. Ann Dunfield, Miss Hazel Dunseith, Tom Inglis, Wayne Kirbyson, Wayne Lalor, James A. McNab, Leon Molgat, Mrs. Laura Oliver, David Penner, Mrs. Grace Searle, Gordon Sefton, Brian Thorkelson, Stan K. Turner, Ronald Unger

1964-1965

Carl Anderson, Ronald Leslie Chalmers, William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Ann Dunfield, Miss Heather Dunseith, Tom Inglis, Mrs. S. Kennedy, R. McDonald, James A. McNab, Leon Molgat, Mrs. Laura Oliver, R. Pauls, Mrs. A. Penner, David Penner, Robert Rogers, Mrs. B. Scott, Mrs. Grace Searle, Gordon Sefton, Brian Thorkelson

1965-1966

Norval Brown, Ronald Leslie Chalmers, William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Anne Dunfield, Miss Hazel Dunseith, Charles Farnell, George Hickling, Tom Inglis, Mrs. Marion Isitt, John Keogh, Roy Little, John Macnab, Mrs. Joyce McWilliams, Mrs. Laura Oliver, David Penner, Mrs. Lillian Roberts, Mrs. Barbara Robertson, Robert Rogers, Brian Thorkelson, Mrs. JoAnn Wilkins, Miss Rosalie Yauck

1966-1967

A. Badgley (grade 11), R. Boughen (grade 10), Mrs. P. Cullun, Miss E. Dick, B. Diller (grade 9), Miss Hazel Dunseith (grade12), William Bridgett (grade 9), Miss G. Gowanlock (grade 9), Tom Inglis, J. J. Jones (grade 9), John Keogh (grade 12), R. Little (grade 10), R. McIntyre, Mrs. L. Nelson, D. Penner (grade 12), Miss L. Roberts, D. Robertson (grade 11), N. Shabits (grade 11), J. Stonehouse (grade 10), Brian Thorkelson (grade 12), J. Watts (grade 9), R. Websdale (grade 11), Mrs. S. Wooler (grade 10)

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

Sister Adele, Miss Anthony, A. Badgley, Mrs. Boreko, William Bridgett, Ronald Leslie Chalmers, Mrs. Clark, Miss Daberkow, B. Diller, Mr. Doerkson, Charles Farnell, Mr. Ferris, Mrs. Fox, Mr. Hawkes, Mr. Jolly, Mrs. Kotyk, Miss Maclaren, Mr. Maley, Mrs. Martin, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Metalski, Dr. Murray, Mrs. Nelson, David Penner, Mr. Picken, Miss Robertson, N. Shabits, Mrs. Skinner, Mr. Smendziuk, Brian Thorkelson, Miss Woolley

1969-1970

Sister Adele, Miss Anthony, A. Badgley, Mrs. Boreyko, William Bridgett, Mr. Buckle, Ronald Leslie Chalmers, Mrs. Clark, B. Diller, Mr. Doerksen, Charles Farnell, Mr. Fawcett, Mr. A. Ferris, Mr. P. Ferris, Mr. Forrest, Mrs. Fox, Mr. Jolly, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Metelski, Mrs. Mikaluk, Mr. Olmstead, David Penner, Mr. Picken, N. Shabits, Mr. Smendziuk, Brian Thorkelson, Mrs. Weeks

1970-1971

Miss Anthony, Sister Bartush, Mrs. Boreyko, William Bridgett, Charles Farnell, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Gottenberg, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Jolly, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Metelski, David Penner, Brian Thorkelson, Mrs. Weeks

Photos & Coordinates

Vincent Massey High School

Postcard view of Vincent Massey High School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0014

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83834, W99.97799
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vincent Massey Collegiate (975 Dowker Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“6,000 Brandon students go back to work on Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 3 September 1960, page 12.

“Staffs listed for new term,” Brandon Sun, 2 September 1961, page 12.

“14 newcomers among 66 high school teachers,” Brandon Sun, 28 August 1962, page 10.

“71 teachers will staff high schools,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1963, page 15.

“High school list at 76,” Brandon Sun, 19 August 1964, page 23.

“22 new faces for city,” Brandon Sun, 20 August 1965, page 22.

“Forty teachers new to staff,” Brandon Sun, 23 August 1966, page 15.

“Forty years ago,” Brandon Sun, 6 May 2004, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Catherine Harley.

Page revised: 5 June 2021

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