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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Garfield Saunders (1900-1991)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Stanley on 28 November 1900, son of Isaac Saunders (1860-1944) and Sarah Cooper (1865-1970), he was the Principal of Fairfax School (1926-1931) and Boissevain School (1931-1934). In 1934, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Hugh John Macdonald School (1934-1936), Laura Secord School (1936-1938), and Kelvin High School (1938-1953). He was Vice-Principal (1953-1955) of Cecil Rhodes School (1953-1955) and Principal of Inkster School (1955-1958) and Wellington School (1958-1966) before retiring in 1966. He and wife Julia Ellen Rombough (1907-2001) had no children. He died at Winnipeg on 22 July 1991.


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

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Five more depart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1966, page 27.

Obituary [Julia Ellen Saunders], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 2001, page 63.

Winnipeg estate file PR90-01-23303 [Clifford Garfield Saunders], Archives of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 February 2018

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