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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Wesley “Wes” McAmmond (1910-2005)

Educator, coach.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 December 1910, son of John McAmmond and Katherine O’Bryan, he attended Central Normal School and taught at the Neepawa Central School (1938-1941) before becoming its Teaching-Principal (1941-1953). He was later Principal of West Park School (1953-1955). He was also involved in managing and coaching local sports teams. In 1955, he left Neepawa to teach at the Manitoba Teachers’ College and later the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He volunteered for over a decade with Meals on Wheels, was President of the Mentors’ Club, Neepawa Lions Club, and organist at Harrow United Church in Neepawa. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 14 September 2005.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Heritage - A History of the Town of Neepawa and District as Told and Recorded by its People 1883-1983 by Neepawa History Book Committee.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2005, page 10.

We thank Rick Sparling for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2020

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