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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Roger Roy (1926-1990)

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Robert Roger Roy
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Born at Eastend, Saskatchewan on 4 April 1926, son of Adelard Roy and Anna Bouffard, he received degrees from the University of Ottawa (BA 1946) and University of Manitoba (BEd 1958 & MEd 1966), as well as a doctorate (late 1960s). He taught in rural Manitoba, at Elm Creek School (1948-1950), and was Principal of Wingham School (1950-1951) before joining the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at David Thompson Junior High School/Elmwood High School (1955-1961) and Churchill High School (1961-1962), and as [French] Languages Supervisor / Languages Co-ordinator (1960s-1970s). He was Principal of River Heights School (1975-1977). In later years, he was a university professor. He married Rachel Elizabeth ”Betty” McCaw (1929-2010) and had five children. He died at Richmond, British Columbia on 27 February 1990.


Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“$5,000 for Language Supervisor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1964, page 7.

“Record number will graduate at 87th exercises,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1966, page 27.

“Student self-help urged,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1969, page 12.

“Meeting Thursday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1975, page 19.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

McCaw heritage family tree, Ancestry.

We thank Alison Sopotiuk Phosy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2020

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