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Memorable Manitobans: Donald William Campbell Rowan (?-1980)


Born at Winnipeg, son of Donald and Jean Rowan, he taught school at Flin Flon, Emerson, Gilbert Plains, Pinawa (?-1967), and Winnipeg, and served as the Principal of Tuxedo Park School in the 1960s. He was the Secretary of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society for a term. He was part of a team that went to Kampala, Uganda to teach African teachers as part of a Canadian Teachers’ Federation project. For four years, he was Principal of the Teachers’ College at Dominica, British West Indies. He then received a law degree from the University of London (England) and moved to Perth, Australia where he did legal work for the Board of Education of Western Australia. Prior to his death, he returned to teaching in a one-room school at Lowlands, Australia. He died in May 1980.


“Pinawa principal to teach Africans,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1967, page 17.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1980, page 38.

We thank Jane Fudge and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2014

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