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Memorable Manitobans: George Andrew Duncan (1890-1975)

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George Andrew Duncan
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Educator.

Born at Arden on 21 September 1890, he was educated at Arden School and Brandon College then taught at Lauder School (1913-1915), Balmoral School (1915-1917) and Teulon School (1917-1921) until he moved to Winnipeg. There he taught at Daniel McIntyre High School (1921-1938) and was Principal of Luxton School (1938-1947) and Isaac Brock School (1947-1956). Following retirement, he taught at Sisler High School for eleven years. In recogntion of his record of service, in 1967 he received the Canadian Centennial Medal. On 23 December 1914, he married Beatrice Ann Sneesby (1886-1987) at Arden. They had a daughter and a son. He died at Winnipeg on 11 October 1975 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1975, page 43.

Obituary [Beatrice Ann Duncan], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1987, page 35.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2022

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