Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

Fall Field Trip 2019
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.