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Memorable Manitobans: Cameron Laird Connell (1913-2010)

Educator.

Born on the family farm in the RM of Langford on 18 October 1913, son of William John Connell (?-1937) and Ella Maude Mowatt (1882-1953), after attending Normal School he became a teacher and was the Principal of Langruth School (1935-1938) and Warren School (1938-1941). During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas as a navigator and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his military discharge, he moved to Winnipeg where he taught at St. John’s Ravenscourt, Gordon Bell High School (1962-1964, Vice-Principal), River Heights School (1966-1968, Vice-Principal), and Elmwood School, and retired in 1976 as the Vice-Principal of Grant Park High School. He died at Winnipeg on 22 March 2010.

Sources:

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 2010, page 35.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2017

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