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Memorable Manitobans: Morris Bohonos (1933-2003)

Educator.

Born at Mink Creek on 18 February 1933, son of Peter Bohonos and Annie Petura, brother of Walter Morris Bohonos, he attended Mink Creek School before going on to schools at Ethelbert and Dauphin. He trained at the Provincial Normal School then taught at Ochre River School (1954-1956) before moving to Brandon in 1956. He taught at Earl Haig School (?-?), Earl Oxford School (1957-1964) and Neelin High School (1967-1969) before moving into administration and serving as the Vice-Principal of Neelin High School (1969-1971) and Principal of the Brandon Collegiate (1971-?) and Earl Oxford School (1984-1988). While teaching he took night classes to receive BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba in 1968. He retired in 1988. He died suddenly at Brandon on 23 December 2003 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

“Collegiate Principal,” Brandon Sun, 15 May 1972, page 5.

“Schools celebrate special occasion,” Brandon Sun, 23 October 2003, page 61.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 27 December 2003, page 158.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2021

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