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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Charles “Joe” Flood (1924-2009)


Born at Forget, Saskatchewan in 1924, son of Patrick and Catherine Flood, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War but the war ended before he was called to serve. He then attended the Notre Dame College at Wilcox, Saskatchewan.

He came to Manitoba, taught on permit for two years, attended Normal School, then served as the Principal of Alonsa School (1948), Pine Creek School (1949-1951), and Gonor School (1951-1953). He came to Winnipeg in 1954 where he was the Principal of Munroe School (1958-1961) and Morse Place Junior High School (1962-1989).

He and wife Bernice “Bonny” ? had four daughters and two sons. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Independent Order of Foresters, and YMCA.

He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 11 February 2009.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 2009.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Gerrie denAbel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2022

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