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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Lloyd Hedley (1920-1982)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Hamiota on 2 September 1920, he was educated at Oak River School and Hamiota School, then attended the Manititoba Normal School before serving with Canadian military forces between 1942 and 1946. On returning to Winnipeg, he received BSc and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in Education from Michigan State University. He served as Principal of Elphinstone School (1950-1952), Elm Creek School (1952-1954), and taught at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1954-1959). Appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in 1959, he stepped down the following year to become an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He later served as Dean of the Faculty (1971-1972) and was Associate Dean at the time of his death. He died at Winnipeg on 21 January 1982.


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

“Six new school inspectors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1959, page 6.

“McLean names six to inspectoral staff,” Grandview Exponent, 28 May 1959, page 5.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1982, page 46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2015

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