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Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Menzies (1904-1998)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Oakburn on 4 April 1904, son of Robert Menzies and Clara Hamilton, he was educated at Oakburn School, Wesley College, and the Central Normal School. He taught at Vista, Holland (1935-1940), and Virden before becoming a School Inspector at Gimli in 1946. He later worked at Steinbach, retiring in 1969. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was later a Legion member at Gimli and Steinbach. On 24 December 1932, he married wife Selma and they had two sons, Walter and Brian. He was a member of the Masons and the United Church. An enthusiastic athlete, he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. He died at Winnipeg on 2 February 1998.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1998, page 34.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2014

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