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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Irwin Tindall (1911-1997)


Born at Margaret on 10 August 1911, son of Robert E. Tindall and Elizabeth Galloway, he attended Sinclair School, Reston Collegiate, and the Central Normal School. He taught school from 1930 to 1976, including service at Prairie Rose School, Kirkella School (1931-1933), Lavinia School, and Riverton School, and was the Principal of Gunton School (1938-1940) and Wellwood School (1940-1948). He moved to Dauphin in 1948 where he spent eight years giving audio-visual presentations at 39 rural schools around the Ochre River, Makinak, and Sifton areas. The last years of his teaching career were spent in Winnipeg.

In 1937, he married Meta Lenore Dickison (c1904-1951) at Virden. They had no children. He sang in the Westminster United Church choir for 25 years, and was a member of the “Golden Chordsmen” barbershop chorus and the Winnipeg Rifles Band. In later years, he belonged to the “Happy Homesteaders” singing group.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 December 1997 and was buried in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.


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

Obituary [Mrs. Frank Tindall], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1951, page 10.

Obituary [Robert E. Tindall], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1972, page 35.

Trails Along the Pipestone by RM of Pipestone History Project, 1981, page 708.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1997, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2016

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