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Memorable Manitobans: H. David Hemphill (1933-2009)

Educator.

Born at Vancouver, British Columbia in 1933, he worked as a teacher and Vice-Principal before moving to Edmonton, Alberta where he received a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Alberta. He moved to Winnipeg and worked at the Manitoba Department of Youth and Education. He was later the Managing Director of the Manitoba Museum (1970-1988) and served on the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba (1971-1976). He and first wife Maureen Lucille Miller Hemphill had four children. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 4 September 2009.

Sources:

“New chief assesses his role in Musem of Man and Nature,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1970, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 2009.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2020

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