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Memorable Manitobans: Ewart David Carruthers (1926-1992)

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Ewart David Carruthers
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Educator.

Born on 27 January 1926, son of Rev. Albert Irwin Alfonso Carruthers (1880-1957) and Verna Moore (1899-1978), he was the Principal at Seven Sisters Falls School (1951-1959). He moved to Winnipeg in 1959 and taught at Deer Lodge School (1960-1970) before serving as Vice-Principal of Robert Browning School (1970-1973), Lakewood School (1973-1979), and Ness Junior High School (1979-1980). In 1949, he married teacher Norma Jean Meyers (1925-1989) and they had two daughters. He died at Winnipeg on 4 January 1992 and was buried in the Starbuck Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Lodgian ‘62, Yearbook of Deer Lodge Junior High School, 1961-1962.

Obituary [Verna Moore Carruthers], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 1978, page 66.

Obituary [Norma Jean Carruthers], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1989, page 36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1992, page 30.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2020

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