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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel McKenty Slater (1909-1975)

Educator, military officer.

Born at Winnipeg on 3 March 1909, son of Dr. A. J. Slater and Elizabeth McKenty, he was educated at the University of Manitoba then taught school in rural Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Swan Lake School (1936-1938) and also was Vice-Principal of Nelson McIntyre Collegiate. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, from 1941 to 1946, including two years overseas. He was a personnel officer during the Korean War and held the rank of Major in the Canadian Militia. He returned to teaching as the Principal of Windsor Park Collegiate (1960-1965) and Silver Heights Collegiate, retiring in 1972. On 1 June 1946, he married Elsie Lilias Watson at Winnipeg. They had two sons, Glen Slater and Donald Slater. He died at Winnipeg on 10 December 1975 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Elsie Watson and D. M. Slater choose June first to wed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1946, page 12.

“Mr. Slater likes camping, fishing,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1964.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1975, page 40.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2017

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