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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Renwick Stewart (1902-1974)


Born at Carberry, Manitoba on 15 July 1902, son of John Stewart and Elizabeth Renwick, he was educated at Fortier School, Portage Collegiate, and the University of Manitoba. In 1923, he began his teaching career at Image Hill School, later teaching at Bagot School, West Oakland School (1926) and at Antler (Saskatchewan). He served as Principal of High Bluff Village School (1933-1943,1944-1947), Victoria School (1947-1949), and Portage Collegiate (1949-1954), then taught at the Manitoba Teachers College and the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, retiring in 1968. He died at Winnipeg on 22 November 1974.


Birth registation, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1974, page 48.

Ante Nos Scientia: Portage Collegiate Institute, 1882-2005 by Lisa Pao with Barry Bills, Portage Collegiate Institute Reunion Committee, 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2013

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