Memorable Manitobans: Ervyn Milne “Erv” Houck (1905-1993)
Born at Hamiota on 7 April 1905, one of seven children of John Houck and Nellie Milne, he attended the Brandon Normal School (1924-25) then taught school in rural Manitoba for three years, including at Hodgson School (1925) before becoming a teacher in the St. James School Division in 1928. He taught for 22 years at Linwood School while completing a BA degree from the University of Manitoba via summer and night classes. He served as Principal of Bannatyne School (1951-1952), Assiniboine School (1952-1959), and Strathmillan School (1959-1970), retiring in the latter year. In 1940, he married Freda Storm (?-1973). They had no children. He died at Winnipeg on 3 February 1993 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary [Freda Houck], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1973, page 44.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1993, page 74.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 May 2020