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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Gregorash (1919-2000)

Railwayman, community volunteer.

Born at Sandy Lake, Manitoba on 21 November 1919, he enlisted in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in 1939, serving in England, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland, returning home to work at CNR. He was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, a member of the Ukrainian Canadan Veterans Assocation, Symington Diesel Club and a member and senior member of Ukrainian Legion Branch #141. Joining in 1948, Gregorash served on the House Committee as well as the Membership Committee and was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his service with the Colour Party 141.

He died at Winnipeg on 3 March 2000.

Sources:

Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, 6 March 2000, page 29.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 2 December 2008

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