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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfrid Gatley Booth (1904-1986)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Austin on 3 May 1904, son of Alexander Booth and Mary Ellen Gatley, he was educated at Austin School, Brandon College, and the University of Manitoba (BA 1932, MA). He taught at Barkfield School and Austin School (1924-1927) then served as the Principal of Rathwell School (1928-1931), Belmont School (1931-1934), The Pas School (1938-1939), and Norwood Grove School (1939-1941). In 1941, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector based at Brandon, moving to Dauphin in 1945 and East Kildonan in 1956. He left Winnipeg in 1958 to become Superintendent of Education in the North West Territories, holding posts at Fort Smith, Yellowknife, and Ottawa until retirement in 1969. He served on the Board of Governors for Brandon College and Director of the Anglican summer camp on Lake of the Woods. He died at Winnipeg on 24 January 1986.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Four school inspectors retire as Schultz names successors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1941, page 6.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 4 February 1986, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2016

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