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Memorable Manitobans: Alvin Corbett Heaney (1911-1989)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Edmonton, Alberta in 1911, he moved with his family to Winnipeg in 1930. He completed grade 12 and attended Normal School at Winnipeg, then taught at Sebright School, Garson High School (Principal, 1936-1940), and Seven Sisters Falls School. During the Second World War, he served in Europe with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his military discharge, he obtained BA and BEd degress from the University of Manitoba then taught at Glenlawn Collegiate and Varennes School. In 1956, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at Morden. In 1962, he was Chief Examiner for the High School Examination Board then Director of Student Aid Program with the Manitoba Department of Education. He died at Winnipeg on 4 August 1989.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1989, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2014

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