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Memorable Manitobans: William George Cooper (1911-1983)


Born at Dingwall, Scotland in 1911, he came to Manitoba in 1913 and settled at Macgregor. He taught in several Manitoba communities, including Narcisse School (1930-1935) and Pembina Crest School (1955-1956), and was the Principal of Ochre School (1941-1946), Bowsman Union School (1947-1948), Rathwell School (1953-1956), Oak Bluff School (1959-1960), and Rosebank School (1960-1961). He retired in 1961. He was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association, Mentors Club, and Masons (McCreary Lodge and Prince Rupert Lodge). He died at Winnipeg on 15 March 1983.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1983, page 51.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2021

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