Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Frank “Tom” Tyler (1912-1997)
Born at Grosse Isle on 20 July 1912, twin son of Herbert Fox Tyler (1883-1963) and Mary Ann Lindley (1885-1972), he graduated from the Central Normal School and the University of Manitoba. He taught in British Columbia and Manitoba, including at Brant School (1940-1941). During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force with the rank of Flight Sergeant. Returning from military duty, he was Principal of Lockport School (1945-1946), after which he taught at Viscount Alexander School (1951-1952), Milner Ridge School (1959-1960), Reston School (1960s), Shevchenko School (1961), Gimli Collegiate (1962-1963), and Gunton School (1966-1969). He was also a piano instructor. He died unmarried at his Stonewall residence on 19 January 1997 with burial of cremains in the Grassmere Cemetery.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Manitoba “U” announces winners in music exams [Pianoforte; grade 7],” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1946, page 9.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 1997, page 33.
Obituary, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, 27 January 1997, page 19.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), PR97-01-43043 Thomas F. Tyler, GR13511, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 14 May 2023