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Memorable Manitobans: Hilton Clarence Harper (1914-2005)

Educator.

Born at Brandon on 7 June 1914, son of Albert and Hilletta Harper, he attended Hayfield School, Brandon Collegiate, and Brandon College, graduating from the latter with a BA degree (1935). He later received BEd (1949) and MEd (1954) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught in rural Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Brookdale School (1941-1943), Foxwarren School (1943-1946), Belmont School (1946-1947), and Elgin School (1947-1950). He moved to Winnipeg where he taught in elementary and junior high schools for 24 years, retiring from Elmwood High School in 1974. He was an elder for Westminster United Church and Westworth United Church, a Past Master of the Prince Rupert’s Masonic Lodge. He served as President of the Tuxedo Lawn Bowling Club and was a Life Member of the Charleswood Curling Club. He died at Winnipeg on 20 July 2005.

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 2005, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2015

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