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Memorable Manitobans: Lyall Evert Sims (1930-1996)


Born at Crystal City on 8 April 1930, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Sims, he spent his early years at Snowflake. He was a teacher for 35 years, over 30 of them in the St. James School Division, and he served as the Principal of Bannatyne School (1958-1966), Athlone School (1966-1969), St. Charles School (1970-1973), and Arthur Oliver School (1977-1984), and Vice-Principal of Lincoln School (1984-1985). He retired in 1985. He died at Winnipeg on 30 May 1996 and was buried in St. Michael’s Anglican Cemetery.


“Sims - Fargey,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1956, page 45.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1996, page 47.

We thank the St. James Assiniboia School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2015

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