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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Bernard Lobb (1903-1981)

Educator, singer.

Born at Gladstone on 21 November 1903, son of Benjamin Fletcher Lobb (1864-1953) and Minerva Catherine McConnell (1870-1936), 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 taught English and Music there. He later moved to Kelowna where he was head of the high school English department. He died at Kelowna, British Columbia 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.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Judy Puddy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2018

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