Memorable Manitobans: Allin John Pybus (1913-1991)
Born on a farm near Manitou on 6 January 1913, son of Thomas A. Pybus (1871-1953) and Elizabeth Wray (1882-1965), he received a BA degree from United College and BEd and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba.
He taught at Archibald School (1931-1935), Maple Leaf School (?-?), and Crystal City School (1938-1939), and served as the teaching Principal of Nesbitt School (1939-1940) and Wawanesa School (1940-1941). He then moved to Winnipeg where he taught at Robert H. Smith Junior High School (1944-1951) and Gordon Bell High School (1951-1955). Finally, he was the Principal of Brock Corydon School (1955-1961) and Machray School (1961-1972). After retirement, he wintered in California or in Texas.
On 19 August 1939, he married teacher Alberta Lucille Griggs (1913-1996) in the RM of Sifton and they had a daughter. He was a member of Westworth United Church, Winnipeg Winter Club, and Breezy Bend Country Club.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth registrations [William John Pybus, Alberta Lucille Griggs], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [John Allen Pybus, Alberta Lucille Greggs], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere Historical Book Committee, c1979. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L38 Tur]
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1991, page 49.
Obituary [Alberta Lucille Pybus], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1996, page 29.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 August 2022