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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Cecil Paris (1885-1964)

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Robert Cecil Paris
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Born at Dalkeith, Scotland on 1 December 1885, son of Walter G. Paris, he emigrated to Canada around 1912. He taught at Melita School (1916-1917) and was the Principal of Waskada School (1918-1922), Starbuck School (1924-1928), Assiniboine School (1928-1930), and Britannia School (1930-1951), retiring in the latter year. He served as President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (1944-1945). He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1962 and died at Coquitlam on 15 August 1964. He was survived by his widow Thomasina Macfarlane and two sons, Ronald C. Paris and Ralph W. Paris.


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

“Teachers are appointed to St. James staff,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1928, page 4.

The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1964, page 32.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 December 2020

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