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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest George Goodwin (1913-2005)

Educator.

Born at Brandon on 1 September 1913, son of George Baldwin Goodwin (1872-1941) 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 Fort William Collegiate (1958-1978). 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. He died on 13 March 2005.

Sources:

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.

Obituary [George Goodwin], Legacy.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Vaughn Wadelius for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 August 2019

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