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Memorable Manitobans: John Samuel Evanchuk (1903-1992)


Born at Senkiw on 18 April 1903, son of Samuel Ewanchuk (c1880-1946) and Anna Paly (c1888-?), he later lived in the Rural Municipality of Rosser (1926). He attended teacher training and, on 6 November 1934, married Anna Borotzik (?-?) at the Greek Orthodox Church in Brandon. They took up residence at the Tolstoi School teacherage and eventually had two children. His teaching career included service at Tolstoi School (1934-1935), Beckett School (1935-1937; Principal 1936-1937), and Poplar Park School (1940-1943). In 1949, he moved to California and worked for 20 years as an electronics instructor. He died at Sherman Oaks, California on 4 June 1992.


Birth [John Ewanchuk] and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Ukrainian students' club presented fine variety entertainment,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27, November 1933, page 10.

“Evanschuko - Borotzik,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1934, page 9.

“Anna Borotzik has four bridal attendants,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 November 1934, page 9.

Obituary [Samuel Ewanchuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1946, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1992, page C33.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 March 2019

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