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Memorable Manitobans: Murray Stern (1923-2014)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 4 June 1923, the seventh of ten children, during the Second World War he served as an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After returning from military duty, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba and received a BEd degree. He taught school at Churchill then The Pas (two years) before returning to Winnipeg as a member of the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division. He taught at Sisler High School (1961-1966) and served as Principal of Glen Elm School (1972-1974), David Livingstone School (1974-1978), and George V School (1978-1983). He died at Winnipeg on 7 October 2014, survived by his wife and two children.

Sources:

“George V parents battle transfer,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1978, page 156.

“7 teachers awarded scholarships,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1966, page 47.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 2014.

Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2022

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