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Memorable Manitobans: Leo J. McGinn (1933-2014)

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Leo J. McGinn
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Educator.

Born on a farm near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 29 January 1933, son of Daniel McGinn and Agnes Callaghan, he attended St. Dunstan’s University, graduating in 1956. After marrying at Ottawa, Ontario, he moved to Manitoba where he spent 34 years as an educator, beginning with a one-year teaching position at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg. He moved to Manitou in 1961 and taught at Manitou School until 1964. He served as the Principal of Thomas Greenway Collegiate at Crystal City from 1964 to 1973 and as a Manitoba School Inspector based at Carman (1973-1975) and Thompson (1975-1984). He completed his career with the Department of Education at Winnipeg (1984-1993). He moved to Kelowna, British Columbia in 1998 and died there on 10 September 2014.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 2014.

Obituary, Springfield Funeral Home.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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