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Memorable Manitobans: James Keith Cooper (1931-2000)

Educator, civil servant.

Born in rural Saskatchewan on 22 May 1931, he studied at United College but gave up a planned medical career and instead found his passion in teaching. Initially at Grandview School and later at Bienfait (Saskatchewan), he was a teacher (1957-1959) and Principal (1959-1961) of Melita School, then Principal at Lynn Lake School (1961-1962) and Morden Collegiate (1962-1966). He was Superintendent of the Rolling River School Division (1966-?), based at Minnedosa, before becoming Assistant Superintendent of Winnipeg One School Division. In 1991, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Winnipeg Child and Family Services, holding the position until retirement in 1997. He died on 6 November 2000.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2022

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