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Memorable Manitobans: George Ivan McBurney (1929-2019)

Educator.

Born on the family farm on 14 September 1929, son of Roy and Rhoda McBurney, he attended Elgin School. A 34-year career in education began at the age of 16 as a permit teacher at Bayview School (1945-1946). After attending Normal School, subsequent teaching positions were at Lake Max School (1949-1950), Ryerson School (1950), and Springhill School (1950-1953). He served as the Principal of Lauder School (1953-1956), Tilston School (1957-1960), Dog Creek School (1978-1979) and Steep Rock School (1981-1984). He later acquired BA and BEd degrees through summer school and evening classes. In 1970, he married Moyra ? while teaching at Thompson and they had a son and a daughter. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 2004 and died there on 29 April 2019. He was buried in the Elgin Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, McKenzie's Portage Funeral Chapel.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2021

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