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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Victor Reynolds (1926-1964)

Educator.

Born at Alexander on 20 September 1926, son of Herbert Thomas Reynolds and Sadie Mae Baker (1894-1981), he later lived at Cardale. On 3 December 1947, he married Winnifred Gladys Ethel Armstrong (c1928-1957) and lived with her at Toronto, Ontario. They returned to Manitoba in 1948 and had three sons. He taught at Brookdale School (c1951) and Plumas School (1955-1956), and served as the Principal of Decker School (1956-1958) and La Riviere School (1960-1962). While living at Decker, his wife was killed in an automobile accident. He later remarried, to Anne McFeetors, from whom he was separated at the time of his death. He died on 1 November 1964 when his automobile ran off a road near Mission, British Columbia. On 12 April 1981, his remains were discovered inside the car on the bottom of Silvermere Lake.

Sources:

“Dryden announces winners of Manitoba scholarships,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1944, page 3.

Obituary [Herbert Thomas Reynolds], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1951, page 26.

“Teulon minister and author dies at age of 66,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1951, page 31.

“Rossburn & District News,” Rossburn Review, 6 January 1955, page 5.

“Cardale,” Rapid City Reporter, 1 August 1957, page 3.

“Mrs. Gordon Reynolds passes,” Hamiota Echo, 7 August 1957, page 1.

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“20 years ago – 1946,” Rapid City Reporter, 28 April 1966, page 1.

Obituary [Mary Anne McFeetors], Rossburn Review, 4 February 1971, page 1.

Police said Thursday they have all but concluded their …,” UPI Archives, 16 April 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Blaine Little.

Page revised: 7 November 2015

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