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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Trevor “Harry” Edwards (1921-2017)


Born at Winnipeg on 15 August 1921, son of Ernest Edwards (1883-1959) and Rebecca Rushton (1885-1971), he attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. In 1942 he enlisted in the Canadian military, serving in artillery. Following his military discharge, he received a BA degree and Education Diploma from the University of Manitoba and became a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division, serving at King Edward School (1949-1954) and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1954-1963). He was the Vice-Principal of Sargent Park School (1963-1964), Principal of Queenston School (1966-1969), Vice-Principal of R. B. Russell High School (1972-1973), Principal of Andrew Mynarski School (1973-1975), and Vice-Principal of Grant Park High School (?-1978). He retired in 1978. He was a member of the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and Knox United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 29 January 2017.


Marriage registration [Ernest Edwards], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Ernest Edwards], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1959, page 42.

Obituary [Rebecca Edwards], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1971, page 26.

“Choice of Principal divides trustees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1973, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2022

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