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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph “Joe” Federick (1910-1979)

Educator.

Born in Austria on 30 October 1910, he came to Canada at an early age and attended school at Brandon. He attended the Brandon Normal School then, in 1932, began a 41-year teaching career. He later acquired BA (1953) and BEd (1960) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He was a teacher at Earl Oxford School (1942-1943) and Earl Haig School (1943-1947), and the Principal of McLaren School (1947-1954), Central School (1954-1959), and J. R. Reid School (1959-1973). He retired in June 1973. In 1939, he married Nell Zuke (?-?) and they had two daughters. He died at Brandon on 29 July 1979 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

“Ships of education losing their skippers,” Brandon Sun, 16 June 1973, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1979, page 55.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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