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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Vincent “Vince” Madder (1913-1993)


Born at Wainwright, Alberta on 27 September 1913, son of James and Gertrude Madder, brother of William James Madder, the family moved to Douglas when he was six years old. He was educated at Douglas and Brandon, then attended the Manitou Normal School. He received BA, BEd, and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba.

He taught at Ingelow School and Winnipegosis School, and at schools in Dauphin and Morden. He moved to Winnipeg in 1948 where he taught at Strathcona School (1947-1956) before serving as Vice Principal at Machray School (1956-1959) then Principal of Principal Sparling School (1959-1969). He concluded his teaching career as Principal of Sargent Park School (1969-1978). He was President of the Manitoba Mentors Association, President of the Canadian Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation, and President of the Manitoba Parent-Teacher Federation.

He and wife Jean Carmichael Godkin (c1916-2021) had two sons. He served as President of the Rock and Mineral Club of Winnipeg.

He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 13 May 1993 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1993, page 55.

Obituary [Jean Carmichael Madder], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2021.

We thank Laurie Waugh for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2021

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