Memorable Manitobans: John Nathan Robert Clark (1912-1990)
Born at Killarney on 1 July 1912, son of John Clark and Elizabeth Kerr, the family moved to Thomasberg, Ontario when he was eight and he attended high school at Tweed. In 1930, he returned to Manitoba and received BA, BEd, and MEd (1949) degrees.
He taught school for 45 years, including terms at Devon School (1936-1941, 1943), Gardenton, Zhoda, Piney, Medika, Rennie School (1944), Pine Creek School (1944-1945), Minitonas School (1945-1947), Benito School (1947-1949), The Pas School (1949-1952), and several Winnipeg schools. He ended his career at Sisler High School (1960-1975).
On 3 April 1937, he married Elsie Helena Shologin (?-2007) and they subsequently had five children.
He died at Winnipeg on 16 March 1990 and was buried in the Killarney Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
The Development of Education in Swan River Valley by J. N. R. Clark, MEd thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, 1949.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1990, page 32.
Obituary [Elsie Helena Clark], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 2007, page 36.
We thank Yolanda Davidowich and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 July 2022