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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Vincent Bell (1898-1971)

Educator.

Born at Yorkshire, England on 22 September 1898, he came to Canada around 1921 where he worked as a teacher at Brandon Collegiate (1930-1949). He was the Principal of Brandon Collegiate (1949-1960) and Vincent Massey High School (1960-1964, 1966-1967). He retired in 1965 and was given a Life Membership in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (for which he had served as President, 1937-1938) but came out of retirement to serve as Principal for one more year. On 10 November 1923, he married Sarah Norma Robinson (1900-1984) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had a daughter, Florence Noreen Bell Webb. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 29 January 1971.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Teachers group names guests at head table,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 1965, page 18.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2014

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