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Ronald Leslie Chalmers

Educator.

Born at Creelman, Saskatchewan around 1930, son of Mary Hay and Les Chalmers, his family moved to the Belleview district when he was young. He taught at Hargrave School (1948-1950) and Pipestone School (1950-1952) and served as Principal of Ninette School (1952-1958) and Westbourne School (1958-1964) before moving to Brandon where he was a guidance counsellor at Vincent Massey High School (1964-1970). After tenure as the Principal of Alexander School (1971-1973), he returned to Brandon and was the Principal of Green Acres School (1973-?) and Earl Haig School (?-1988). On 7 November 1959, he married Earla Arlene Tosh (1937-2005) of Minto.

Sources:

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

“Wedding bells: Chalmers – Tosh,” Glenboro Gazette, 10 December 1959, page 4.

“Appointment,” Brandon Sun, 16 December 1970, page 5.

“40th anniversary at home,” Glenboro Gazette, 5 January 1972, page 5.

“Earl and Marge Tosh celebrate 60th anniversary,” Baldur Gazette News, 21 January 1992, page 14.

“Chalmers,” Brandon Sun, 23 July 2005, page 20.

Obituary [Dorothy Merle Anderson], Brandon Sun, 30 July 2008, page 16.

Obituary [Frank Chalmers], Brandon Sun, 22 July 2009, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2016

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