Memorable Manitobans: Earl Duncan McKellar (1902-1984)
Educator, railway agent.
Born at Grandview on 26 July 1902, son of John and Laureta McKellar, he was educated at Grandview School. After attending Normal School, he taught at Sandy Lake School (1926) then was Principal of Tummel School (1927-1931), Rosamond School (1931-1935), and Graysville School (1935-1942). On 8 November 1926, he married Lucille Elnora McKenzie (?-?) in the RM of Harrison. They had three children. He left teaching around 1942 to work as a station agent for the Canadian National Railway, beginning at Woodnorth. After retiring from the railway in 1967, he returned to teaching at Eriksdale School, retiring in 1970 and moving to Queenston, Ontario. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1983 and died there on 7 February 1984.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1984, page 77.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 January 2019
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