Memorable Manitobans: Norman Ewart Brett (1881-1957)
Born at Alliston, Ontario on 2 August 1881, son of William Brett and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Scott (1855-1943), and brother of William Herman Brett, he accompanied his family to the Dugald area in 1889. Following teacher training, he taught at North Plympton School (1908-1909), Oak River School (?-?), Basswood School (1915-1916), and Tyndall School (1917), and was Principal of Deloraine School (1906-1907), St. James School (1910), Roland School (1910), Cartwright School (1915-1916), and Foxwarren School (1916-1917). He later taught at Weldon, Saskatchewan (1921) and at Aidrie, Alberta (1926). Upon retirement, he returned to Dugald. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 12 October 1957 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Newton Percival Brett / Amelia Adelaide Brett / Ena Violet Brett], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901, 1921, and 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.
“Departmental examinations [First Class Professional],” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1907, page 37.
“Hay from Springfield,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1910, page 14.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1957, page 15.
Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1957, page 25.
Brookside Cemetery burial transcriptions, City of Winnipeg.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 11 September 2023