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Memorable Manitobans: Jaroslaw William Arsenych (1889-1953)

Lawyer, judge.

Born in Galicia, Arsenych came to Winnipeg in 1904 virtually penniless. He worked in quarries at Stony Mountain to raise money to learn English. He taught at Lemberg School and attended the University of Manitoba, studying Arts. He was encouraged to study law when he served as interpreter in a law case in 1913. He attended the University of Manitoba Law School from 1914 to 1917, and practiced law until 1948, when he was appointed as a county court judge, the first Canadian judge of Ukrainian descent. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1935. He died at Dauphin on 29 June 1953 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.

Sources:

“Eight Manitoba lawyers are appointed as King’s Counsel in Honors List”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1935, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1953, page 23.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2014

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