Memorable Manitobans: John Bruce Day (1902-1955)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Coulter on 27 June 1902, he was educated at the Waskada High School. He taught for 20 years in rural and secondary schools, including at Little Mountain School (1922). He was Principal of the Darlingford High School (1927-1932), Holland High School (1932-1934), and Pine Falls High School (1934-1940). In January 1941, he was appointed a School Inspector and served at Roblin (1940-1945), Morden (1945-1951), and East Kildonan (1951-1955). While working, he also earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba. He was a member of the Kinsmen Club, Masons (Dormer Lodge), and John Black United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 584 Henderson Highway, on 5 September 1955 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“School Inspector, J. D. Day dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1955, page 17.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 July 2017
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