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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Sinclair Walley

Educator.

Born at Balmoral in 1929, one of ten children of engineers Cecil Stephen Walley (1890-1960) and Nina C. Graham (1891-1974), he taught at Brigdenley School (?-?) then was Principal of Starbuck School (1953-1957). In 1957, he accepted a teaching position at the Manitoba Normal School, later transferring with it to the University of Manitoba where he taught in the Faculty of Education until retirement. On 4 July 1953, he married Frances Mae Owens (1928-2008) at the Starbuck United Church and they had five children, including Norma Jean Hall.

Sources:

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

“Newlywed couple will make home at Starbuck, Man.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1953, page 13.

Obituary [Cecil Stephen Walley], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1960, page 22.

“Degree in engineering helped mother of 10,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1965, page 15.

Obituary [Nina C. Whalley], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1974, page 15.

Obituary [Frances Mae Walley], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2020

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