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O.V. Jewitt Community School
Dec 06, 2019
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Mr. O.V. Jewitt

Mr.  O. V. Jewitt

1890-1967

Mr OVJ.jpgMr. O.V. Jewitt, born and raised in Ontario, served in the infantry in the 1914-1918 war and was wounded in action.  He was an honours graduate of the University of Toronto and a post-graduate student at Columbia University in New York.

After teaching mathematics at St. John's and Kelvin High Schools in Winnipeg, he became principal of Gordon Bell High School, a position he held with great  distinction  for 23 years.

When he retired at age 65 years he was honoured by 3000 former students at a massive tribute held in the Winnipeg Civic Auditorium.  He then came to West Kildonan Collegiate and served as a principal for seven years.  He retired from his principalship in 1963, but at age 72 went back to the classroom to teach mathematics at Garden City Collegiate.

Mr. Jewitt retired for the third and  final time in 1965.

During his lifetime he received numerous awards and honours, among which were Manitoba's Golden Boy Award and an honourary degree from the University of Manitoba.  Mr. O.V. Jewitt died in 1967 at the age of 77.  He was a gentleman, scholar, and a friend.

- "We shall not look upon his like again."