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Memorable Manitobans: Alvin Samuel Miller (1914-2004)

Educator, school inspector.

Born on a farm near Brussels, Ontario on 3 May 1914, son of George Miller and Mary Cantlon, brother of Eldred George Miller, he moved with his family to a farm near Souris in 1919. He remained there until 1932 when he left to finish high school education at Oak River School. In 1936, he attended the Central Normal School then, the following year, began a teaching career at Medina School (1937-1940), later serving as the Principal of Douglas School (1940-1942). He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942 and served until the end of the Second World War. Following his return from military duty, he attended the University of Manitoba, receiving BSc and BEd degrees. He was the Principal of Hartney School (1950-1952) and Deloraine School (1952-1954). In 1954, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector based at Rivers, moving to Brandon five years later. He retired in 1979. He died at Brandon on 7 January 2004 and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery at Souris.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

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

We Remember Medina S.D. No. 402, 1885-1921-1958 by The Book Committee, circa 1980.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 10 January 2004, page 105.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2015

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