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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Buck (1907-1994)

Educator.

Born in the RM of Rockwood on 25 December 1907, son of Richard Buck and Annie Miller, he was educated at the Stonewall School and the Central Normal School (1930) then taught school at various places in rural Manitoba. He was the Principal of Brant School (1932-1937), Benito School (1938-1941), Cypress River School (1941-1945), Carberry School (1945-1957), and Gimli School (1957-1964). He retired at Gimli. On 16 August 1933, he married Frances Maud Moore (1904-1996). They had two children, Frances Anne Buck and Gordon Alan Buck. He died at Brandon on 24 February 1994 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Flashback,” Stonewall Argus, 16 May 1990, page 7.

Obituary [Frances Maud Buck], Brandon Sun, 30 April 1996, page 8.

Burial transcription, Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2013

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