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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Samuel Yarwood (1899-1967)

Educator.

Born at Picton, Ontario on 1 August 1899, son of Alfred Yarwood, he came to Manitoba and received BSc (1923) and MSc (1924) degrees from the University of Manitoba, followed by two years of postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota (1925-1926). He worked as a teacher, serving as the Principal of Glenlawn Collegiate (1943-1957) and received the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal in 1953. In retirement he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1966 and died there on 9 September 1967.

Sources:

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1967, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2014

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