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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Thomas Phillips (1915-2010)


Born at Winnipeg on 15 June 1915, he spent his childhood at Winnipeg Beach then returned to Winnipeg to attend Kelvin High School. After graduation, he attended Normal School then began teaching at the Portage Home for Boys. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Army but did not serve overseas. After his military discharge, he took additional education, receiving BA and MA degrees in History, and BEd and MEd degrees in Education, from the University of Manitoba. He worked for the Winnipeg School Division for over 30 years, teaching at Lord Selkirk School, Sisler High School, Isaac Newton School (Vice-Principal), Florence Nightingale School (Principal, 1965-1969), Luxton School (Principal, ?-1975), and Knowles School (Principal, 1939-1940). He retired in 1975 and served as a lay reader at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Winnipeg and St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg Beach. He moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1998, where he died on 14 April 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 2010, page C17.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2016

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