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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel “Sam” Donen (c1918-1990)


Born around 1918, he attained a BA (1949) and Diploma in Education (1950) from the University of Manitoba and worked as a teacher. His career included Lenore School (?-?), Rapid City School (1951-1952, Vice-Principal), Stonewall School (1952-?), Teulon School (1956-1957), Elkhorn Collegiate (1960-1961, Principal), McAuley Collegiate (1961-1962), Dauphin Collegiate and Technical Institute (1967-1968), and Swan River Collegiate (1970-1971). He died on 15 April 1990 and was buried in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery.


“1,465 to receive ’U’ awards,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 May 1949, page 7.

“U. Results [Diploma in Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1950, page 10.

“Expected DCTI enrollment of 1000; teaching staff to number 49 this fall,” Dauphin Herald, 23 August 1967, page 1.

“Grade XII instituted,” Rapid City Reporter, 30 August 1951, page 5.

“Teaching staff changes,” Rapid City Reporter, 3 July 1952, page 1.

“[The Manitoba Department of Education], Rapid City Reporter, 12 July 1951, page 3.

“Teaching staff changes,” Rapid City Reporter, 3 July 1952, page 1.

Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery burial transcriptions, BillionGraves.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 January 2022

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