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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Sinclair Walley


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.


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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