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Memorable Manitobans: Bertram Frederick “Fred” Addy (1909-1979)


Born at Moncton, New Brunswick in September 1909, one of ten children of William and Sarah Addy, he attended public and high school at Moncton and the Teacher’s College at Fredericton. During the Second World War, he spent four years as a training officer in the Canadian Army, after which he obtained a BSc degree in Industrial Arts from Bradley University (1946). He taught in elementary schools in New Brunswick and was Principal of the Technical School at Moncton before being appointed Principal of the Manitoba Technical Institute in 1949. He later became Director of Vocational Education for the Province of Manitoba, becoming a nationally recognized expert in vocational training. Married with two children, he was a member of Westminster United Church, Winnipeg Rotary Club, and Khartum Temple Shriners. He retired to New Brunswick and died at his residence in St. Stephen on 21 February 1979.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Province appoints 2 to education staff,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1949, page 17.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1979, page 214.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2018

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