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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Cornish (1880-1944)


Born at North Field, England in 1880, he came to Manitoba in 1907 and taught at Middlechurch and Elm Creek School (1907-1909). In September 1909, he moved to Winnipeg where he taught mathematics and Latin at St. John’s High School until 1919. At that time, he took a leave of absence for three years, during which time he taught in British Columbia. He returned to St. John’s in September 1922, staying there until 1925, when he was appointed Principal of Faraday School. He worked there until suffering a fatal heart attack at the school on 3 April 1944. Survived by a widow, daughter, and two sons, he was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


“C. Cornish, Faraday principal, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1944, page 3.

“C. Cornish, principal, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 April 1944, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 4 April 1944, page 19.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2020

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