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Memorable Manitobans: Alden Irving Slawson (1929-1995)

Educator.

Born at Virden on 10 February 1929, son Charles Raymond Slawson and Charlotte Elizabeth Clarke (1902-1983), he graduated from Normal School (1949) and attained degrees from Brandon University and the University of Manitoba. He worked at Wawanesa School (four years) prior to returning to Virden where he taught at Virden Collegiate (1953-1957) and was Principal of Goulter School (1957-1959), followed with teaching tenure at Miles Macdonell Collegiate in East Kildonan. In 1963, he joined the federal civil service, retiring from the Department of Communications in 1989. He was President of the Fort Gary Lions Club and volunteered with the Children's Hospital Book Market. He married fellow Virden teacher Geraldine Norah “Geri” Poersch and they had two children. He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 10 November 1995.

Sources:

Obituary [Wilfred Edward “Bill” Poersch], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1992, page C36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1995, page B7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 May 2018

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