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Memorable Manitobans: Lionel Travers Glaser (1922-2011)

Educator, social worker.

Born on 12 July 1922, son of William Glaser (?-1958) and Selma Bernadina Hollonquist (c1894-1958), his first two years of life were spent at English River before moving to Whitewater, where he attended Whitewater School. During his high school years, he moved again, to Roland, and graduated from Roland School. He attended United College from 1939 to 1943 and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree (1942), the first of several degrees from the University of Manitoba, before enlisting for military service and serving in Europe (1943-1945).

Following demobilization, he taught fellow veterans at the Manitoba Technical Institute and also returned to the classroom, graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree (1948), immediately after which he was the Principal of Bethany School (1948-1949). He also taught at Grandview School (?-?), Stonewall School (?-?), River Heights School (1954-1955), Birtle Indian Residential School (1955-1957), Earl Haig School (1957-1958), and King George School (1958-1959). He next attained a Bachelor of Social Work degree (1962) and Masters of Social Work, and was a social worker for the Department of Education before teaching social work (22 years) at Assiniboine Community College.

In June 1953, he was engaged to Alma Anna Bertha Walberg but the wedding was later canceled. On 1 July 1958, he married Phoebe Margaret Chapple (?-1990) at Winnipeg. He married Valerie Amy Laura Hulbert on 28 September 2001.

He died at his Brandon residence on 16 March 2011 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“U. awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1943, page 3.

Engagement notices [Mr. and Mrs. Einar M. Walberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 1953, page 22.

Obituary [Selma Bernadina Glaser], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1958, page 26.

Brandon estate file #12906, William Glaser, Archives of Manitoba.

“Convocation next week for 1,556 U graduates,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1962, page 11.

Obituary [Mary Margaret Chapple], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1973, page 43.

Obituary [Phoebe Margaret Glaser], Brandon Sun, 23 August 1990, page 5.

Winnipeg estate file PR11-01-88115, Lionel T. Glaser, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Bertha Katherine Walberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 2000, page C9.

Obituary, MemoriesChapel.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 9 April 2011, page B6.

Obituary [Gordon Einer Walburn], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 2012, page B9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 July 2021

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