Memorable Manitobans: Joseph “Joe” Kerbrat (1921-1978)
Born at Camper in 1921, he earned a BA degree at Ottawa, Ontario prior to attaining a BEd degree (1964) from the University of Manitoba. His career in education spanned more than two decades. He was the Principal of Oak Point School (1957-1958), Gypsumville School (1958-1959), and Ashern School (1960-1961), later teaching at Rossburn Collegiate (1966-1977). He retired due to illness in September 1977 and moved to Winnipeg. He and his wife Lillian Linnea Sutherland (1923-1997) had no children. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 4 June 1978 and was buried in the Ashern Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
“May 21 is the big day for 2,106 U of M grads [Bachelor of Education],” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1964, page 27.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1978, page 51.
Obituary [Lillian Linnea Kerbrat], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1997, page D8.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 19 May 2017
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