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Memorable Manitobans: James Kenneth Mackay (c1912-1968)

Educator, school inspector, civil servant.

Born at Galt, Ontario around 1912, he lived at Saskatoon and Regina then moved with his parents to Winnipeg in 1924. He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, graduated from United College (BA 1933) then attended the Ontario College of Education. Returning to Manitoba, he taught at United College, Selkirk School, and Sanford School then served as Principal of Balmoral School (1938-1940) and West Kildonan School (1948-1953).

In 1953, he was appointed to the Manitoba Inspectors Branch and taught at the Teacher’s College until January 1954 when he served successively at Emerson, Gladstone, and Winnipeg. In August 1964, he became Director of Instructor with the Manitoba Department of Education.

He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 27 January 1968 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 August 2012, page B14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2014

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