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Memorable Manitobans: David James “Dave” Trainor (1932-1991)

Athlete, educator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1932, son of Joseph and Anne Trainor, he grew up in Fort Rouge and graduated from Kelvin High School. He played amateur hockey for the Winnipeg Monarchs before turning professional, playing for Milwaukee in the Detroit Red Wings’ farm system and the Harringay Racers at London, England. He was later active in promoting amateur sport in Manitoba, especially competitive swimming and high school basketball in Winnipeg and Flin Flon. He received degrees from the University of Manitoba and University of British Columbia and spent six years teaching at Flin Flon. In 1963, he began teaching at Vincent Massey Collegiate, serving as Vice-Principal and Principal. He retired in 1989 due to ill health. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 18 November 1991 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1991, page 24.

We thank Ken Neil for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2017

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