William Martin was born in Kent, England on June 3rd, 1880. He moved to Canada where he began to teach various schools including Kelvin High School. In 1916, he was recruited as a part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, who later on received the entitlement as a Captain. He resumed his teaching at Kelvin High School after he returned from his military service. From 1927 up until his retirement in 1945, he was the principle of Cecil Rhode School. After his retirement, he resided in Victoria, British Columbia.
Lionel Orlikow was born on August 31, 1932. He obtained a History degree at the University of Manitoba, a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in Chicago. His career began in Lord Selkirk Junior High school, a familiar neighborhood he has known ever since a boy, as a social studies, English and physical education teacher. Mr. Orlikow taught and coached cross-country running at Kelvin High school two years later, and this affair lasted for nearly four decades. He was the deputy minister of Manitoba's provincial department of education while continuing his coaching in Kelvin High School. Lionel Orlikow served Manitoba for half a century as a teacher, coach and a senior public servant. After his retirement in 2002, his health declined and passed away in Riverview centre. His public funeral was held in Dec. 21st, 2008 at Kelvin High School.
Gerald Fraser Dougall
Gerald Dougall moved to Winnipeg with his family when he was six from Regina, Saskatchewan. Graduating from Kelvin High School and University of Manitoba, he obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education. In 1961, his teaching career started in Flin Flon, rising to the position of the superintendent of the Flin Flon school division in 1972. Ever since, he has also served as the Superintendent of the Dauphin-Ochre River School area and the Whiteshell School district in Pinawa. From 1986 to 1987, he became the president of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents. Representing Manitoba, he was chosen to attend Western Educators Conferences for ten years. Mr. Dougall was one of the two Canadians listed in the Executive Educator 100 top school executives in North America in 1986. After his retirement, he was an active board member in various sports clubs in Flin Flon and Dauphin, which gave him an opportunity to become the President of the Pinawa Golf Course. On April 30th, 2008, he passed away in Pinawa, Manitoba.
Irene Elizabeth Church Grant
Irene Elizabeth Church was known as a teacher and a community activist for all her life. She was born in Niverville, Manitoba on February 1914. She commuted to Winnipeg by train to attend Kelvin High School at the age of 13 and graduated two years earlier. Her teaching career began in 1939 when she taught schools in Emerson until she was enlisted in the Women's Royal Naval Services. However, she continued her teaching in Winnipeg after the Second World War in 1945. She was an active member of various organizations such as the Manitoba Teacher's society, Manitoba Historical Society, Professional Women's Clubs of Canada and Internal Peace Garden…