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Memorable Manitobans: Harold David Christie (1927-2019)


Born at Winnipeg on 3 May 1927, son of George Llewellyn Christie (1890-1950) and Kathleen Pearson Arbuckle (1903-1938), he grew up at Oakville. He received a BSc degree in Mathematics in 1952 then moved to Kitchener, Ontario where he worked as an actuary for six years. In 1958, he returned to Winnipeg to work as a math teacher at Windsor Park Collegiate, later leading the Mathematics Department at Dakota Collegiate. He served as the Principal of three schools in the St. Vital School Division: Victor Mager School (c1975), ? School (?-?), and Windsor School (?-?), after which he retired. For over 60 years, he was the organist and music director of several Anglican churches, including St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and St. Luke’s Anglican Church. On 30 May 1953, he married Evelyn Elizabeth Moore Glover (1928-2018) and they had four children. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Canon Law from Emmanuel College at the University of Saskatchewan. He died at Winnipeg on 15 December 2019.


Marriage registration [George Llewellyn Christie, Kathleen Pearson Arbuckle], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Harold D. Christie takes bride, Evelyn E. M. Glover to home in Kitchener Ont,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1953, page 14.

Obituary [Keith Alexander Christie], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 2017.

Obituary [Evelyn Elizabeth Christie], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2018.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 2019.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2019

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