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Memorable Manitobans: William Andrew “Bill” Hallonquist (1931-2002)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 17 January 1931, son of Lillian Margaret Travers and Ernest Eskil Hallonquist, he obtained a BA degree from United College (now University of Winnipeg) in 1953 and a BEd from the University of Manitoba in 1957. He worked as a teacher at Cecil Rhodes School (1954-1959), River Heights Junior High School (1959-1961), and Grant Park High School (1961-1964), and was a Vice-Principal of Grant Park High School (?-?) and St. John’s High School (?-?); and finally as Principal of Isaac Newton Junior High School (?-?). He served on the Kirkfield Park School Board for three years and as a City Councillor for St. James-Assiniboia for fifteen years. As Chair of Parks and Recreation, he was actively involved in the founding of Allard Arena, Centennial Swimming Pool, Living Prairie Museum, and Sturgeon Creek Regional Park. He served as President of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Assiniboine (1987-1988). In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 17 June 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

We thank Dorothy Young for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2021

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