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Memorable Manitobans: John Chester Callander (1914-1986)

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John Chester Callander
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Educator, school inspector.

Born at Hartney on 18 October 1914, son of James A. Callander and Bertha Luella Urich, he attended Hartney School, Brandon College (BA), and the University of Manitoba (BEd) then began his teaching career at Reston. He taught there until July 1942, when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mechanic, serving until November 1945. He then returned to Reston School, where he served as Principal until 1949. He was then Principal of Elkhorn School (1949-1957). He was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in 1960, serving at Altona and Russell. He then held various administrative position in the Department of Education at Winnipeg until retirement in November 1974. He moved back to Reston in 1976 and died there on 20 May 1986. He was buried in the Hartney Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Six new school inspectors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1959, page 6.

Trails Along the Pipestone by RM of Pipestone History Project, 1981, page 542.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 1986, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2014

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