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Memorable Manitobans: Stewart Gibson Dack (1910-1969)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 April 1910, son of of Stewart Dack (1866-1932) and Margaret Murray (1879-1951), and brother of John Edward Dack, he attended St. John’s High School and St. John’s College and graduated with a BA (1935). He joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and was Principal of Knowles School (1937-1939) and a teacher at Machray School (1945-1946), Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1946-1947), and St. John’s High School (1947-1964), where he was notably involved with their soccer program and retired in 1964. He married fellow St. John’s College graduate and teacher Gladys Marjorie Barr (1913-1989); the couple had no children. He died of a lengthy illness at the Grace Hospital on 30 July 1969 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Degrees, prizes to be awarded at convocation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1935, page 1.

“Southeastern teachers hold social event [Gladys M. Barr],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1935, page 15.

“St. John’s Tech is soccer citadel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1951, page 18.

Obituary [Mark Barr], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1960, page 5.

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1969, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1969, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2016

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