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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Claude “Gord” Featherstone (1937-2003)

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Gordon Claude Featherstone
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Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 4 February 1937, son of Harry Henry Featherstone (c1907-1978) and Armadine Featherstone, he attended St. Edward’s School, Ralph Brown School, Faraday School, and Tec-Voc High School. After working in industry for several years, he acquired his teaching degree and taught at Churchill High School (1964-1967), and R. B. Russell School (1967-c1969) before joining Tec-Voc High School as Vice-Principal (1974-?), of which he was later the school’s Principal (1990-1993). He married Barbara Anne Zeliska at Winnipeg in the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on 13 June 1959. The couple had three sons, one of whom was Daren Featherstone (c1969-1980). He died at his Winnipeg residence on 17 November 2003.

Sources:

“Featherstone - Zeliska,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1959, page 15.

Obituary [Harry Henry Featherstone], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1978, page 38.

Obituary [Daren Anthony Featherstone], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1981, page 26.

“School divisions fear malicious enrolment ‘tips’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1990, page 3.

Winnipeg Estate file PR96-01-39450, Armadine Featherstone, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2003, page B7.

Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.

We thank Rob Plouffe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 July 2022

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