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Memorable Manitobans: William John Peden (1903-1991)


Born at Rossburn on 13 October 1903, son of William Peden and Clara R. Hamilton, he took teacher training at Dauphin and Winnipeg, and graduated from Brandon College. At Brandon, he taught at David Livingstone School (1929-1931) and was Principal of McLaren School (1931-1935), King George School (1935-1942), Central School (1942-1944, 1946-1954), Park School (1944-1946), and George Fitton School (1954-1969). He retired in June 1969. He was an active member of several community organizations, including the Brandon Lions Club, YMCA, Western Manitoba Teachers Association, Brandon Curling Club, and Brandon Public Library. Married with three daughters, he died at Brandon on 12 June 1991 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New principals for city schools,” Brandon Sun, 12 March 1969, page 3.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 18 June 1991, page 17.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 August 2021

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