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Memorable Manitobans: George Peter Derenchuk (1930-2020)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1930, son of Peter Derenchuk and Pauline Derenchuk, brother of Peter Derenchuk, he was educated at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, University of Winnipeg (BA), and University of Manitoba (BEd, MEd). He worked as a physical education teacher and was the Principal of Murdoch Mackay Collegiate (1963-1968) and Pierre Radisson Collegiate. He was later the Superintendent of the St. Boniface School Division. In later years, he served as Chairperson of the Social Services Advisory Committee of Manitoba and Planning and Research Officer with Manitoba Emergency Measures. He died at Winnipeg on 18 January 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

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