Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Scott McIntyre (1899-1975)
Born at Miami on 15 August 1899, son of Hugh McIntyre and Isabella White, he was educated at Miami School, Brandon College (Arts), and the Regina Normal School.
He first taught school at Canora, Saskatchewan, returning to Manitoba as the Principal of Holmfield School (1918-1921) then Miami School (1921-1925) and Carman School (1925-1926). In 1926, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, first at the Gordon Bell Junior High School. He later moved to Kelvin High School before returning to Gordon Bell when it became a High School. In 1944, he was appointed the Principal of Riverview School, serving for one year then moved to Cecil Rhodes School (1945-1955). He was then Principal of Lord Selkirk High School (1955-1958) and Elmwood High School (1958-1964) before retiring in 1964.
On 27 December 1921, he married Margaret Bennett Ellis (1897-1990) in the RM of Turtle Mountain. They had one son, Kenneth Ian McIntyre (1928-1997). He was a member of the Greenwood United Church for 45 years, Sturgeon Creek United Church, and the Masons. He served as President of the Mentors’ Club. He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 1975 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. His honorary pallbearers were J. C. Wherrett, Len Manley, R. E. Black, W. J. Woodrow, W. R. Haining, and Douglas Kemp.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“He’s spent 45 years in the profession,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1964.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 1975, page 43.
Obituary [Margaret Bennett McIntyre], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1990, page 35.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 March 2021