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


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 (1971-1977), LaVerendrye School (1977-1983), 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.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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