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Memorable Manitobans: Marshall Roscoe “Ross” Thompson (1914-1990)


Born at Winnipeg on 20 December 1914, he was educated at Winnipeg and New Zealand. After serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945, he was a teacher with the Winnipeg School Division at Lord Selkirk High School and River Heights Junior High School (1954-1955). He was the Principal of J. B. Mitchell School (1956-1965) and Kelvin High School (1965-1974). He retired in 1975. He served as President of the Winnipeg Division of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and President of the Winnipeg Mentors’ Club. He was an active member of the Canadian College of Teachers and the Manitoba Historical Society. He was a Life Member of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. He died at Winnipeg on 18 August 1990.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 1990, page 49.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2016

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