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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Edward “Ron” Littlejohn (1935-2017)


Born on a farm near Arrow River on 29 May 1935, son of William and Barbara Littlejohn, his teaching career began at an early age when he began teaching at one-room rural schools. He later moved to Winnipeg and attended the University of Manitoba, then worked as a teacher in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, at Deer Lodge School (1960-1963), and including service as the Principal of Birchwood School (1966-1967), Woodhaven School (1966-1967), Linwood School (1967-1970), Strathmillan School (1970-1979), Buchanan School (1979-1988), and Heritage School (1988-1990). He retired in June 1990. He was later inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in recognition of his playing in rural Manitoba in his youth. He died at Winnipeg on 17 April 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2017

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