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Memorable Manitobans: George Patrick Stevens (c1888-1988)

Educator.

Born at Dublin, Ireland around 1888, he was raised in Gibralter, Malta, India, and Egypt. He immigrated to Canada in 1916 where he taught school for over 50 years. He was the Principal of Napinka School (1918-1919), Elm Creek School (1919-1923), Fisher Branch School (1923-1924), Eriksdale School (1924-1925), Foxwarren School (1925-1927), and Roland School (1927-1935). Prior to retirement, he worked in the Correspondence Branch of the Manitoba Department of Education. On 20 October 1922, he married Grace Emily Rolston (1895-1989) at Winnipeg and they had two sons: Delbert Ronald “Del” Stevens (c1924-2011) and Reg Stevens (c1925-1982). He was a member of the Masons (Fort Garry Lodge), Royal Astronomical Society, and Mentors Club. He died at Winnipeg on 5 June 1988.

Sources:

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Canada voter lists, Ancestry.

Obituary [Reg Stevens], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 1982, page 65.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1988, page 45.

Obituary [Grace Emily Stevens], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1989, page 45.

Obituary [Delbert Ronald Stevens], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 2011, page 35.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2019

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