Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Vincent Bell (1898-1971)


Born at Yorkshire, England on 22 September 1898, he came to Canada around 1921 where he worked as a teacher at Brandon Collegiate (1920s-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.


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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.