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Memorable Manitobans: Norris George Aitken (1913-2001)

Educator.

Born at Macoun, Saskatchewan on 15 February 1913, eldest son of George and Margaret Aitken, he was educated at Goose Lake School, the Central Normal School (1931), and the University of Manitoba (BA, BEd). He taught at Bield School, Winnipeg Beach School, and Sanford School (1941-1942), and was the Principal of La Riviere School (1942-1946). He then moved to Dauphin where, in 1954, he became Principal of the Dauphin Collegiate, serving until retirement in 1976. He moved to Winnipeg in 1993 where he died on 22 April 2001 and was buried in Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

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

“School to get new principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1976, page 53.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere History Book Society, 1979.

Obituary, Roblin Review, 1 May 2001, page 17.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2017

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