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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Lorne Moffat (1899-1982)

Educator.

Born at Oakville on 29 December 1899, son of James Moffat and Margaret Jones, he was a school teacher for 40 years. He was the Principal of Grey School (1935-1938), Waskada School (1941-1942), Craig Siding School (1945-1949), Big Island School (1950-1951, 1955-1956, 1962-1964), Teulon School (1952-1954), Tyndall School (1956-1959), Whitemouth School (1959-1961), and Shoal Lake School (1961-1962). He retired in 1969. On 19 July 1933, he married Louise Gunville (?-1972) at Winnipeg. They had nine children. He died at Winnipeg on 29 November 1982 and was buried in the Millbrook Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1982, page 28.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2020

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