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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Erroll Babb (1894-1962)

Educator.

Born in Saskatchewan on 11 February 1894, he moved at an early age to a farm in Manitoba. He taught school in rural Manitoba for several years, including at Sinclair School (1925-1929) before moving to Winnipeg in 1929. He taught for 30 years in the Winnipeg School Division, including service as Principal of Ralph Brown School (1944-1946) and John M. King School (1946-1959). He retired in 1959. An avid gardener, he was a Life Member of the Fort Garry Horticultural Society. He died at Winnipeg on 23 August 1962 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1962, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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