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Memorable Manitobans: Vernon “Vern” Peters (c1927-1998)

Educator.

Born around 1927, he grew up on a farm near Oakville. Following high school there, he attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with degrees in Science and Education. He began a 36-year teaching career in Steinbach, moving to the Winnipeg School Division in 1953. He taught at Sir John Franklin School (1953-1956) and Robert H. Smith School (1956-1966) before moving into adminstration, serving as the Vice-Principal of Principal of Earl Grey School (1966-1968) and Principal of Glenelm School (1968-1970), Clifton School (1970-1971), Dufferin School (1971-1978), LaVerendrye School (1978-1983), and Rockwood School (1983-?). After taking early retirement, he spent two years teaching in Germany, then he moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia, dying there on 29 June 1998.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1998, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2019

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