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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Claude Meadows (1925-2007)

Educator.

Born at Minnedosa in 1925, he was raised on the family farm south of town, attending Roseneath School and the Minnedosa Collegiate. After service as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, he returned home and enrolled at the University of Manitoba, receiving a BSc degree in 1950. He became teaching school, serving as the Principal of Tummel School (1950-1952) and Goose Lake School (1955-1959), meanwhile receiving Principal’s Certificate (1957) and BEd degrees (1958) from the University of Manitoba. He also taught at Carman Collegiate, Flin Flon Collegiate, and Miles Macdonell Collegiate, and in 1967 became a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, focusing on science education and outdoor education. He received an MEd degree from the University of Manitoba (1971) and a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1974). He retired from the University in 1990. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 11 April 2007.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2015

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