Memorable Manitobans: James Bruce Brown (1939-1985)
Born at Ottawa, Ontario in 1939, he came to Winnipeg at the age of six years and attended Queenston School, Robert H. Smith School, Gordon Bell High School, and the University of Manitoba, receiving from the latter BSc (1961) and BEd (1964) degrees. He taught at Beausejour Collegiate for one year and in the River East School Division for 23 years. He served as Math Department Head at River East Collegiate, Principal of the River East School Division Adult Evening School (?-?), Vice-Principal of River East Collegiate (?-?), and Principal of Chief Peguis Junior High School (?-?), Princess Margaret Elementary School (?-?), and River East Collegiate (1981-1985). He was President of the River East Teachers’ Association and River East Principals’ Association. He died at Winnipeg, following a lengthy illness, on 29 March 1985. He is commemorated by a monument in front of River East Collegiate.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1985, page 60.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1985, page 25.
We thank Colleen Brown for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 March 2020
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