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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Cecil Jacobs (1914-2002)


Born at Lauder in 1914, son of Ernest and May Jacobs, he was educated at Lauder School, Reston Collegiate, and the Central Normal School at Winnipeg. In 1936, he began his teaching career at Grand Bend School, staying there until 1939. At the outset of the Second World War, he taught military cadets at Dundurn, Saskatchewan. He then returned to Manitoba and taught successively Ridgeville School and Elva School, and served as the Principal of Carroll School (1943-1945, 1948-1949), Lyleton School (1945-1946), Warren School (1946-1947), Lenore School (1949-1956), Rapid City School (1956-1957), and Sidney School (1957-1960). In June 1960, he was appointed Assistant Principal at Boissevain Collegiate, later becoming its Principal. In 1946, he married fellow teacher Kathleen Margaret Skuce (1921-1990) at Brandon and they subsequently had four children. He died at Edmonton, Alberta on 14 August 2002 and was buried in the Boissevain Cemetery.


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

“Honor Jacobs family,” Brandon Sun, 8 July 1960, page 11.

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town: A History of Lauder, Manitoba and the Surrounding District by Gordon G. Phillips, 1975.

Beckoning Hills Revisited by Boissevain History Committee, 1981, pages 618-619.

Obituary [Kathleen Margaret Jacobs], Brandon Sun, 4 January 1991, page 5.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 2002, page C7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2021

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