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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Alexander Thomson (c1919-1965)


Born at Portage la Prairie around 1919, he married Stella Ann Szmadylo (1925-2000) at Dauphin in 1942. The couple had two sons. He became a teacher and earned BA (1956) and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He was Principal of Alonsa School (1946-1948) and Glenella School (1948-1953) before moving to Winnipeg and joining the staff of the Winnipeg School Division, teaching Mathematics at Faraday School (1953-1962), David Thompson School (1962-1963), and St. John’s Technical High School (1963-1965). He was a member of the IOOF. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 17 April 1965 and was buried in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


“Bachelor of Arts general course,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1956, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1964, page 26.

Obituary [Stella Ann Thomson], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 2000, page 46.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 February 2017

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