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Memorable Manitobans: Dennis David Clym (c1930-1984)

Educator, coach.

Born around 1930, he grew up in the Whirlpool School District and graduated from both the Central Normal School (1949) and University of Manitoba with BA (1965) and BEd (1966) degrees. He began his teaching career at Erickson School (1950-1956) and was Principal of East Poplar Point School (1956-1959) and Woodlands School (1959-1961). He went on to teach physical education (1961-1984) at Woodlands School and Warren Collegiate, as well as coaching their basketball and track and field programs. In 1983, he coached the Warren Wildcats girls team to the 1983 Provincial AA Championship. He died in a water skiing accident on 2 August 1984.

Sources:

“Third Term for School Principal Martin Stamler,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1950, page 21.

“Record number will graduate at 87th exercises [Batchelor of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1966, page 27.

“Warren Wildcats win provincial AA title,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1983, page D3.

“School teacher passes away,” Stonewall Argus, 8 August 1984, page 1.

“Wounded Bulldogs look for spirited test,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1984, page 54.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 October 2018

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