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Memorable Manitobans: George Henry Ruttan (c1880-1960)


Born at Wingham, Ontario, he came to Manitoba where he was the Principal of Norwood School (c1914-1918), a position from which he took a leave of absence in 1918 due to ill health, and ultimately quit in 1919. He was Principal at Hamiota School (1927-1950) before returning to Winnipeg where he taught at the Manitoba Technical Institute until retirement in 1957.

On 24 June 1908, he married Evelyn Mildred McCamis at Arden. They had three children: Roberta E. Ruttan (b 1911), George Douglas Ruttan (b 1913), and Charles Ruttan. He was an elder of Norwood United Church and a member of the Heather Curling Club.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 154 Kitson Street, on 30 September 1960 and was buried in Hamiota Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Winnipeg children honor Empire Day”, Manitoba Free Press, 24 May 1917, page 5.

“Prizes are given in Tache School”, Manitoba Free Press, 22 June 1918, page 16.

“Retired teacher G. H. Ruttan dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1960, page 61.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1960, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2013

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