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Memorable Manitobans: John Duchominsky (1906-1977)

Educator.

Born at Sandy Lake on 16 August 1906, son of Irene Kostuw, he was a teacher at Sandhill School (?-?) and served as the Principal of Elma School (1953-1954) and Cloverleaf School (1954-1957) before moving to Charleswood. There he worked for 20 years, being a teacher at Charleswood Collegiate (1957-1958) and Principal of Royal School (1958-1963), Beaumont School (1963-1965), and Chapman School (1970s). On 10 July 1934, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Glowfka at Winnipeg and they had one son. He died at Winnipeg on 19 October 1977 and was buried in the Assumption Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1977, page 71.

“Elma news,” Steinbach Carillon, 9 August 1972, page 23.

“Elma,” Steinbach Carillon, 26 October 1977, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2020

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