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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Melvin Muir (1924-1997)


Born in Manitoba on 30 November 1924, son of David Scott Muir (1887-1943) and Effie Ann McKellar (1895-1955), he received a BA degree from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Ager School (1946) and and Sir Sam Steele School (1952), and was the Principal of Miami School (1953-1959), Morden Collegiate (1959-1963), and Charleswood Collegiate (1963-1966). He served on the executive of baseball and hockey clubs at Miami and Morden. In 1964, he and wife Georgina Gilligan (1915-2016) lived at 27 Peary Crescent, St. James with her two children from a previous marriage. In 1966, they moved to British Columbia where he worked as an administrator for the Campbell River School Board. He died at Surrey, British Columbia on 7 December 1997.


“Charleswood head active in sports,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1964.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Georgina Muir], Campbell River Mirror, 30 October 2016.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2019

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