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Memorable Manitobans: Orville Ernest Holmes (1905-1987)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 April 1905, his long teaching career included service in rural Manitoba at Cowan School (1922) and Principalships of East Poplar Point School (1926-1928), Oakville School (1929-1932), and Sperling School (1932-1934). He then returned to Winnipeg where he taught at Aberdeen School (1934-1937, Acting Principal in 1937), St. John’s High School (1937-1939, 1940-1950), and Isaac Newton School (1939-1940). He was Principal of Ralph Brown School (1950-1954), Lord Nelson School (1954-1955), and Andrew Mynarski School (1955-1970). He retired in 1970. He died at Winnipeg on 20 February 1987 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1987, page 28.

Cowan Then and Now: 1898-2010 by Cowan History Book Committee, 2010, page 307.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 November 2022

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