Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: John Duchominsky (1906-1977)


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-?) and Beaumont School (c1965). 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.


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: 20 November 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.