Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Welsh (1936-2017)


Born at Dundee, Scotland on 12 January 1936, he received a degree in engineering and drafting then became an officer in the Merchant Navy. He then obtained a doctoral degree in education and taught school in East Africa before coming to Manitoba. He taught at Kelwood School (?-?), Killarney School (?-?), and Winnipegosis School (1970-1972) before moving to Winnipeg where he was Vice-Principal at Kildonan East Collegiate for 25 years (?-?) and Principal of River East Collegiate (?-?). He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Harness Horsemen Racing Association of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 26 August 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 February 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.