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Memorable Manitobans: Roy B. Lobb (1903-1981)

Educator, singer, author.

Born at Gladstone on 21 November 1903, son of Benjamin Fletcher Lobb and Minerva Catherine McConnell, he taught at Floradale School (1920-1921) before moving to Brandon where he taught at David Livingstone School (1931-1936), Earl Oxford School (1936-1937), Earl Haig School (1937-1939), and Alexandra School (1939-1941), and was the Principal of David Livingstone School (1941-1942) and Park School (1942-1944). He was active in choral singing while at Brandon. In 1945, he moved to Fernie, British Columbia and continued teaching. In 1961, he wrote Plain Folks: A Book of Friendly Verse. He died at Kelowna on 21 October 1981.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“20 years ago today,” Brandon Sun, 5 August 1965, page 11.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2015

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