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Memorable Manitobans: George Love Dibblee (1889-1979)


Born at Moore’s Mills, New Brunswick on 7 November 1889, son of Dr. George O. Dibblee and Emma Love, he attended the Fredericton Normal School then came to Manitoba and taught for a year at Tamarisk School (1909-1910). He then worked for a time as a cowboy. At the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted with the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was wounded several times and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1916. Returning from military duty, he taught in Manitoba schools from 1919 to retirement in 1959, including three years at Amaranth School, then two years as Vice-Principal at Souris Collegiate. He was the Principal of Isabella School (1925-1932), Crandall School (1932-1954), and Arrow River School (1956-1959). On 2 July 1933, he married Olive E. Thompson (1899-1968) at Miniota. In 1964, he moved to Miniota where he resided until shortly before his death, which occurred at Brandon on 15 January 1979. He was buried in the Miniota Cemetery.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1979, page 141.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 September 2019

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