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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Hugh “Bob” Wellwood (1901-1983)

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Robert Hugh Wellwood
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Educator.

Born at Gladstone on 3 December 1901, son of Robert George Wellwood (1868-1943) and Isabel Mustard (1874-1954), sibling of Jean Isabel Wellwood, he spent his childhood at Gladstone, Yorkton [Saskatchewan], Vancouver [British Columbia], and Brandon, graduating with a BA from Brandon College and receiving a medal in Economics. He began his teaching career at Brickburn School (?-?) and Carberry School (1928-1930). He moved to Winnipeg in 1930 where he taught at Lord Roberts School (1930-1932) and Kelvin High School (1932-1949).

He served as Principal of Queenston School (1949-1954), Strathcona School (1954-1955), Cecil Rhodes School (1955-1959), and Grant Park High School (1959-1967), retiring in 1967. He was Sunday School Superintendent and Chairman of the Board of Managers for Knox United Church, and was also a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church. He was a member of the Mentor’s Club and the Schoolmasters’ Association, and served as Vice-President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation.

He died at Winnipeg on 3 March 1983 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Know Your Principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1964, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1983, page 38.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Helen Mailhot for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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