Memorable Manitobans: Marshall Clayton Effler (1932-2023)

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Marshall Clayton Effler
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Educator, administrator.

Born at Grandview on 21 March 1932, son of Herman Effler (1898-1978) and Sarah Elisabeth “Sadie” Harvey (1899-1988), he taught at Swan River School (1954-1955) and was the Principal of Connor School (1955-1958), Gladstone School (1959-1960), and William Morton Collegiate (1960-1961). He then moved to Lethbridge, Alberta before returning to Manitoba as Supervisor of Schools for the Frontier School Division, based at Winnipeg. In 1976, he became Director of Education for the Borderland School Division at Rockglen, Saskatchewan. He finished his career as Director of Education for the Potashville School Division at Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, retiring in 1990.

He married Norma Rhind (daughter of William Charles Rhind) and they three sons and a daughter. He moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1992 and died there on 9 July 2023. He was buried in the Westbourne Cemetery.


Marriage registration [Herman Effler, Sadie Elisabeth Harvey], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Dignity Memorial.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank James Arnett and Lisa Effler for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 April 2024