In 1966, the Catholic school division named its new west-side high school in honour of Edward Daniel Feehan, the first Superintendent of Education in the Saskatoon Catholic School District.
Edward Daniel Feehan was born in St. Margaret’s P.E.I. on July 4th, 1891. He was the oldest son of Daniel Feehan and Margaret McGeough. Edward attended elementary school in St. Margaret’s. He attended high school at St. Dunstan’s College, and earned his teaching certificate at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, P.E.I. at the age of 16.
During World War I, he became a Second Lieutenant with the artillery with the officer’s training in Halifax. But with the news of a damaged heart, he was discharged from the active forces.
In 1916, Edward became the principal of a large separate school in Regina, Saskatchewan. While in Regina, he met Josephine Cecilia Grattan. They were married on July 14, 1919. From 1919 to 1925, Edward and his wife, Josephine, taught together in a two-room teacherage in a Ukrainian settlement just outside of Rheine, Saskatchewan. A year later, in 1926, Edward was asked by the inspector of the District to open a new high school in Sheho, Saskatchewan. In 1927, he was assigned as principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Saskatoon. After several years at St. Mary’s, he became the first Superintendent of the Separate School District in Saskatoon serving his community in this capacity from 1929-1956. While fulfilling his responsibilities as superintendent, Mr. Feehan continued to serve as principal of St. Mary’s.