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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Charles “Gord” Tovell (1939-2021)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 December 1939, son of Charles Tovell and Violet Merrick, his childhood was spent at Selkirk. He attended the University of Manitoba then embarked on a 31-year teaching career, starting in 1964 at John Taylor Collegiate. He later served as Vice-Principal of Jameswood School (1969-1973), Ness Junior High School (1973-1974), and Westwood Collegiate (1977-1978), and Principal of Assiniboine School (1978-1981), Lakewood School (1981-1982, 1986-1989), Robert Browning School (1982-1986), and St. James Collegiate (1991-1995). He retired in 1995. On 17 July 1965, he married Lynne Cosgrove and they had four children. He was a member of St. Andrews Woodhaven Anglican Church, holding the positions of Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Reader, People's Warden, Rector's Warden, and Honorary Warden. He died at Winnipeg on 21 March 2021.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 March 2021

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