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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel McWilliams (1906-1995)


Born at Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on 22 June 1906, he emigrated to Canada and settled at Winnipeg in October 1910. He was educated at local schools, United College, and the University of Manitoba, earning BA and BEd degrees. He spent 45 years as a teacher, mostly in the Winnipeg School Division. He was Vice-Principal of Hugh John Macdonald School (?-1957) and Isaac Newton School (1957-1958), and Principal of Champlain School (1958-1971), retiring in 1971, after which he was the Principal of Ramah Hebrew School for two years. In retirement he was President of the Notre Dame Senior Citizens Centre. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 27 January 1995.


“20 school board appointments made,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1971, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1995, page 13.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2015

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