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Memorable Manitobans: William Hugo Rentz (1926-2017)


Born at Horschik, Ukraine on 20 November 1926, he came with his family to Manitoba in 1928 and settled at Morris. In 1944, he took teacher training then taught at schools around rural Manitoba, including Pebble Beach School (1944-1945) and was the Principal of Minitonas School (1953-1956). From 1957 to 1964, he was the Principal of the Soppo Teacher Training College at Soppo, Cameroon, Africa. On his return to Canada, he Chemistry at Grant Park High School (1964-1986). He retired in 1986 and moved to Edmonton, Alberta, returning to Winnipeg in late 2016. He died at Winnipeg on 11 September 2017.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2018

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