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Memorable Manitobans: David Wallace Shaw (1932-2008)


Born on a farm near Swan River in 1932, son of Earl Shaw and Florence Anderson, he attended Brandon College and the University of Manitoba. He taught at Binscarth School (1954-1956) and served as the Principal of Roland School (1957-1961) and Treherne School (1967-1972). He also taught in the River East School Division, Seven Oaks School Division, and Winnipeg School Division, as well as in France and Quebec. While living at Treherne, he served on the town council. Married with two sons, he was a member of the Liberal Party, Masons, Treherne Bowling Club, Delahunt Golf and Country Club, and Treherne United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 12 February 2008 and was buried in the Hnausa Cemetery.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2020

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