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Memorable Manitobans: Gerhard [Gerhardt] Otto “Gerry” Zado (1913-1956)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Stanley on 25 April 1913, son of Hermann Zado (c1868-1947) and Eleanora Bush (c1877-1956), he grew up on the family homestead at SW19-1-1W near Brown. Following teacher training, he worked in rural Manitoba classrooms for around 22 years, including as a teacher (1938-1944) and Principal (1941-1944) at Steinbach Collegiate. He then moved to Winnipeg and taught at the Norwood Collegiate (c1945-1950) and the Winnipeg Technical Vocational High School (1951-1956), the latter where he was working at the time of his death. He later moved to 3806 Cuthbertson Avenue in Charleswood. He married Elsie Rangno (1912-1979) and had one daughter. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 24 March 1956 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Hermann Zado], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1947, page 17.

“Steinbach district news [We are sorry to have omitted ...],” Steinbach Carillon, 16 September 1949, page 4.

“Tec-Voc teacher dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1956, page 6.

“Former Steinbach teacher dies at 43,” Steinbach Carillon, 6 April 1956, page 15.

Winnipeg estate file #52445, Gerhardt O. Zado, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Mrs. Eleanor Zado], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1956, page 49.

In memoriam [Zado], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1960, page 33.

“Zado - Winton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1963, page 12.

“Social items [Business associates of Miss Roberta Zado ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1963, page 16.

Obituary [Elsie Zado], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1979, page 69.

Burial transcription, Brookside Cemetery, City of Winnipeg.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 July 2018

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