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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Marshall Maguire (1915-2005)

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Edward Marshall Maguire
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Born at Melville, Saskatchewan in 1915, he came to Winnipeg at an early age and graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate at the age of 16 years. He began teaching school in rural Manitoba, including service at the Principal of Hodgson School (1933-1934), Ochre School (1937-1940), and Plumas School (1940-1941). During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, returning to Winnipeg in 1945 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He completed baccalaureate degrees in Arts and Education then resumed his teaching career, at George V School (1947-1950). In 1952, soon after his marriage to Janet Alison Gemmel (1923-2000), he spent three years as Director of the Afghan Institute of Technology at Kabul, Afghanistan. Returning to Winnipeg, he served as Vice-Principal and Principal in the Winnipeg School Division, including appointments at the Technical Vocational High School (1951-1952), Aberdeen School (1958-1962), Norquay School (1963-1964), Luxton School (1966-1969), Lord Selkirk School (1969-1972), and Isaac Brock School (1972-1977). He retired in 1977. He was a member of the executive committee of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, including a term as its President, and was Sunday School Superintendent at St. Margaret’s Church. He died at Winnipeg on 5 June 2005.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [Janet Alison Maguire], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2000.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2020

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