Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Nakka (1913-1970)


Born at Elma, he attended the Central Normal School (1930-1931) then began a 38-year teaching career in 1932, at Stony Hill School, where he stayed until 1937. He taught at McMunn School (1938-1939, 1940-1942) and was later the Principal of High Bluff Village School (1950-1953) and Balmoral School (1953-1955). He married Vera Edna Norris (1918-1974) and they had three children. He died at Winnipeg on 20 December 1970, after a long illness.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 1970, page 34.

“McMunn,” Steinbach Carillon, 3 July 1974, page 26.

“Elma,” Steinbach Carillon, 8 May 2003, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.