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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Albert Mayers (1909-1980)

Educator.

Born in the RM of Victoria on 2 January 1909, son of Winnifred McDermott, he was raised and educated at Holland, Manitoba. He then worked at various places in Manitoba as an assistant station agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Later he received a teaching certificate from the Brandon Normal School and taught at San Clara, Pratt, Hazelridge, Warren, and Lac du Bonnet. In 1939, he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and served until 1945. He was Principal of Brant School (1947-1950), Warren School (1950-1954), Holland School (1955-1958), and Cartwright School (1962-c1967). He retired from teaching in 1973 and moved from Cartwright to Lac du Bonnet. He died at Lac du Bonnet on 7 January 1980 and was buried in Brookdale Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 January 1980, page 83.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2013

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