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Memorable Manitobans: Ivan L. Hamilton (1900-1985)

Educator.

He was the first graduate from the Master of Education program at the University of Manitoba. After teaching in rural Manitoba schools for some time, he served as Principal of Eden Consolidated School (1930-1941). In 1941, he was appointed Superintendent of the Flin Flon School District, a position that he held until retirement in 1965. He then spent the next six years instructing nature classes at the Manitoba Forestry Association Conservation Camp at Hadashville. A life member of the Manitoba Educational Association, Manitoba Teachers’ Society, and Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, and a committee member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation, he was given the Canadian Centennial Medal in recognition of his work as an educator. He died at Winnipeg on 17 January 1985 and was buried in the St. Mary’s La Prairie Anglican Cemetery at Portage la Prairie.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1985, page 52.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 July 2021

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