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Memorable Manitobans: Wesley Henry Sametz (1917-2009)


Born at Keld on 5 April 1917, son of Peter Sametz and Annie Pododwomy, he was educated in the Gilbert Plains area then graduated from the Brandon Normal School in 1936. He began a 40-year teaching career at Wilford School and in a school north of Roblin. During the Second World War, he served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in the Pacific Command, from 1941 to 1945. Returning from military service, he received a BA degree from United College (1948) and a BEd degree from the University of Manitoba. He was the Principal of Lyleton School (1950-1951), Ethelbert School (1951-1956), Winnipegosis School (1956-1959), Oakburn School (1959-1965), and Rivers School. He then moved to Brandon to became a mathematics teacher at Harrison High School then at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School. He retired in June 1976. He died at Winnipeg on 28 March 2009 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


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

Burial transcription, Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2017

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