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Memorable Manitobans: Garnet Milton Morrison (1915-1992)


Born at Ridgeville on 6 December 1915, son of John and Francis Morrison, he graduated from the Central Normal School in 1935 and began a 40-year teaching career. The first 18 years were spent in rural Manitoba, as a teacher at Springbank School and Carberry School, and including service as the Principal of Carroll School (1941-1942), Rapid City School (1942-1944), Rutherglen School (1944-1949), and Wawanesa School (1949-1954). He spent the next 22 years in the Winnipeg School Division as a teacher at Machray School, David Thompson School, Sargent Park School, General Wolfe School, and Greenway School. He served as the Vice-Principal of Greenway School (1969-1976), retiring in the latter year. He was a member and President of the Mentors’ Club and a long-standing member of the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 5 December 1992 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1992, page 59.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2014

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