Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Peters
He received BA (1955), BEd (1955), and MEd (1963) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught for several years overseas, including terms at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1950-?) and Jamaica (1955-1956). In 1956, he returned to Canada and moved to Charleswood where he served as the Principal of Dieppe School (1956-1958) and Charleswood Collegiate (1958-1959), teaching chemistry at the latter. In 1959, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Education at Brandon College, serving there until he became Principal at Steinbach School (1966-1968). He then moved to Truro, Nova Scotia to join the staff of the Nova Scotia Teachers College. On 26 February 1949, he married Gladys Fast (?-?), daughter of Jacob W. Fast of Steinbach, and they subsequently had two sons. As of early 2020, he and his wife were living in retirement at Truro.
“Steinbach district news,” Steinbach Carillon News, 18 February 1949, page 4.
“Steinbach district news,” Steinbach Carillon News, 11 August 1950, page 4.
“Steinbach district news,” Steinbach Carillon News, 3 August 1956, page 4.
“University results,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1963, page 57.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Canada voter lists, Ancestry.
“Brandon College names 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1959, page 5.
“Steinbach social notes,” Steinbach Carillon News, 1 July 1970, page 23.
We thank Mary Gale Chatfield for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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