Memorable Manitobans: Ernest George Goodwin (1913-?)
Born at Brandon on 1 September 1913, son of George Goodwin (c1872-?) and Wilhelmina Cooper (c1889-?), he taught school at several sites around rural Manitoba. He was Principal of Moosehorn School (1936-1937), after which he taught at Rossburn School (1927-1938) before starting a lengthy tenure at The Pas School (1939-1958), including terms as Principal (1945-1947, 1952-1957) of The Pas School and The Pas Collegiate Institute (1957-1958). Following his departure, a bursary was established in his name. On 24 July 1945, he married Mary Elizabeth Fraser (?-?) at the Swan River United Church. His later whereabouts are unknown.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Goodwin - Fraser,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1945, page 8.
“Carol Berglund awarded $400 bursary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1963, page 23.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 11 November 2017
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