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Memorable Manitobans: Sidney George Denham (1909-1989)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Foxwarren on 26 April 1909, son of Harry Denham and Mary Eliza Wood, he was educated at Foxwarren Consolidated School No. 525 and at Wesley College. He then taught school at Russell (1941-1945), Dauphin (1945-1949), and Yellowknife [NWT] before becoming Principal at Hamiota School No. 692 in 1950, where he was known as a strict disciplarian. In August 1951, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, serving at McCreary, Fort Garry, and St. Boniface. He later was Director of Research for the Manitoba Department of Education. On 8 October 1937, he married Sarah McGregor (1906-2004) of Strathclair. They had one son, Brent Denham. He was a long-time member of St. Stephen’s Broadway United Church, where he was an Elder and Steward. He died at Winnipeg on 18 March 1989.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1989, page 37.

Obituary [Sarah Denham], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2004.

We thank Leonard H. Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2014

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